Although i am just about to start reading the book, i can believe how fast it has taken them to start filming the movie for the book, not that it matters, because at the end of the day, i will watch the film when its out, justin timberlake is also involved, so what is there not to be excited about.
Jesse Eisenberg Says 'The Social Network' Isn't Just About Facebook
The actor, who will play Mark Zuckerberg, explains the drama of the Web site's inception.
Last week, we learned that Jesse Eisenberg had been cast to play Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook, in the upcoming film "The Social Network." Already the actor is facing a frequent question: How do you make a compelling story about a social-networking site?
"People have asked me, is it, like, a three-hour movie just on the Web site?" he said at a recent interview to promote his latest flick, "Zombieland." "No, no, no, it's a very methodical retelling of this interesting story."
The story, based on Ben Mezrich's recently released book, "The Accidental Billionaires," is about Harvard students Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin and their quest for social acceptance at their school. Saverin chose to try to get into one of the elite Final Clubs. Zuckerberg hacked into Harvard's computer system and created a database that rated every female student on campus. Though he was almost kicked out of school, it was from this that the framework for Facebook was born.
"The great irony is that while Facebook succeeded by bringing people together, its very success tore two best friends apart," reads the summary of "Accidental Billionaires" summary on Mezrich's site.