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Aaron Sorkin Takes on John Edwards in Film Biopic

Aaron Sorkin will make his foray into big screen directing with a biopic about former presidential candidate John Edwards, inspired by the recently released tell-all The Politician, reports.  Sorkin will also adapt the screenplay from Andrew Young's book and produce the film.

The book, penned by John Edwards' former aid Andrew Young, centers on Edwards' affair with mistress Rielle Hunter (with whom he fathered a child) and the lengths to which the scandal was covered up during his 2008 bid for the presidency.

Sorkin, who has acquired the rights to the book tells "This is a firsthand account of an extraordinary story filled with motivations, decisions and consequences that would have lit Shakespeare up...There is much more to Andrew's book than what has been reported and I am grateful that he's trusting me with it."

Sorkin is the author of the Broadway plays The Farnsworth Invention and A Few Good Men.  He is the creator of The West Wing, Sports Night and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip on television. He will next be represented on screen by David Fincher's The Social Network, for which he wrote the screenplay.  The film will be released in October of this year.


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