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Aaron Sorkin to write Steve Jobs biopic

Writer Aaron Sorkin arrives before the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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Writer Aaron Sorkin arrives before the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in Hollywood, Calif.
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(CBS/AP) Aaron Sorkin is going from Facebook to Apple.

Sony Pictures officials say the Oscar-winning writer will pen a screenplay based on the Steve Jobs biography written by Walter Isaacson.

Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal says Sorkin will make the film about the late Apple founder "everything that Jobs himself was: Captivating, entertaining and polarizing."

Sorkin won the adapted screenplay Academy Award for 2010's "The Social Network." The 50-year-old writer was nominated in the same category for 2011's "Moneyball."

His other credits include "Charlie Wilson's War" and "A Few Good Men." He also created TV's "The West Wing." Sorkin's new HBO series, "Newsroom," will premiere on June 24.

Meanwhile, actor Ashton Kutcher is set to play Jobs in a separate project.