By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
Beating MySpace to the punch, Facebook is getting a movie made about it. To be directed by David Fincher -- yes, this is a serious movie -- the film will focus on the site's three founders.
Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield for The Social Network
Besides having Fincher onboard, Columbia Pictures is showing that they mean business by casting Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield for The Social Network. Eisenberg will play found Mark Zuckerberg, while Timberlake will play Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who became Facebook’s founding president, and Garfield will take on the role of Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder who fell out with Zuckerberg as the social network became a financial juggernaut.
As you can tell from the character choices, The Social Network will focus on the evolution of Facebook, the social network created in 2004 on the Harvard campus. And how overnight success and wealth changes the lives of the classmates who created it. The trio were the subject of internet rumors as Fincher zeroed in on his leads.
Being an internet guy myself, CanMag isn't the only online production I got running, I can only hope that Fincher delivers an accurate and truthful film. The story is cool as is, and just about every college and high school student should find interest in how to get rich off the internet. Especially when it concerns the new number one social site; Facebook shot past MySpace some time ago.