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Aaron Sorkin top choice for Steve Jobs biopic

Aaron Sorkin top choice for Steve Jobs biopic (photo)

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After telling the story of the rise to power of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg in 2010’s “The Social Network,” Aaron Sorkin might be giving the legacy of Apple CEO Steve Jobs the same treatment. The Los Angeles Times‘ film blog 24 Frames learned that the “Moneyball” and “West Wing” scribe is the top contender to pen Sony’s biopic about the recently-deceased technological visionary.

Sorkin and Jobs were friends in real life, as Sorkin revealed in a recent editorial for Newsweek. Apparently the last conversation Jobs had with Sorkin was to ask him to write a Pixar movie. Sorkin declined, saying he doesn’t “know how to tell those stories.” He does, however, know how to tell the stories of smart yet difficult characters who excel in their fields, just like the story of Jobs’ rise to power. The fact that Sorkin does have a personal take on Jobs’ life story and also feels like he owes the Apple co-founder a favor means that he actually could end up taking on this job.

Sony’s film would be an adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s biography “Steve Jobs,” which hit shelves Monday. The book is based on interviews with Jobs, his loved ones, competitors and colleagues over the course of two years. It tells Jobs’ story from his childhood through his career with Apple.

An anonymous source told 24 Frames that Sorkin is considering taking the writing gig, but hasn’t made a decision yet. Though he is the top contender for the film, the article refers to Sorkin only as “one of the writers being courted by producers,” which implies that there are others in the mix as well. Neither Sony nor Sorkin’s reps commented about the rumor.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…