Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama The Newsroom is shaking up its writing staff for season 2. The series is getting rid of some of its scribes, HBO confirms. One report said Sorkin fired most of the writers on the show except his “ex-girlfriend [Corinne Kinsbury].” One source close to the show, however, says the Newsroom layoff body count isn’t quite that high.
“Every year each show reassesses the needs of… Continue reading Aaron Sorkin shedding ‘Newsroom’ writing staff
Aaron Sorkin has already won an Oscar for his screenplay about one tech guru — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in ‘The Social Network’ — and now he might pen the biopic about the late Steve Jobs. Sorkin told E! Online he’s been asked to adapt Walter Isaacson’s biography of the Apple cofounder. “Sony has asked me to write the movie and it’s something I’m strongly considering,” Sorkin told… Continue reading Aaron Sorkin 'Strongly Considering' Writing Steve Jobs Movie
It’s a little difficult to think of the Harold & Kumar movies as “auteur-driven,” but screenwriters Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg have been at the helm of the series since the beginning, and it’s because of them that now three films seem connected to one another, and cohesive, even for a series about a pair of mischievous potheads. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D
Rock ‘n’ roll songwriter Carole King has a book deal. . . The 69-year-old King has signed with Grand Central Publishing for a memoir named after … Continue reading Singer-Songwriter Carole King Writing Memoir
In a surprising bit of news, Bradley Cooper has revealed on “Charlie Rose” (via CHUD ) that he’s interested in adapting Dan Simmons’ science fiction series Hyperion and has already approached Graham King Productions with a treatment that he and his friend, Conal Byrne, wrote together.
“This is an example of trying to get things started,” said the actor, who revealed that his true passion lies in one day… Continue reading Bradley Cooper Writing Hyperion ?