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Aaron Sorkin to Shoot Film About Fallen ‘Politician’ John Edwards

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Posted on Jul 16, 2010
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Lights, camera, “Politician”: John Edwards will be the focus of Aaron Sorkin’s feature directing debut.

Aaron Sorkin made his name as a writer and producer of “The West Wing,” so he clearly knows a thing or two about political drama. Turns out he also really wants to direct movies, and he’s gearing up to make quite a debut with his big-screen adaptation of “The Politician: An Insider’s Account of John Edwards’s Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down.” Yes, that would be Andrew Young’s tell-all about working for former presidential candidate-turned-cad John Edwards. Sorkin seems pretty excited by this project; we can imagine, however, that Edwards doesn’t share his enthusiasm. —KA

Variety:

“This is a first-hand account of an extraordinary story filled with motivations, decisions and consequences that would have lit Shakespeare up,” Sorkin said. “There’s much more to Andrew’s book than what has been reported and I’m grateful that he’s trusting me with it.”

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By Marshall, July 21, 2010 at 11:36 am Link to this comment

Maybe this will lead to Sorkin getting a job for the national enquirer!

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By diman, July 21, 2010 at 5:41 am Link to this comment

Why don’t you make a movie about the biggest Medicare fraud in the history of the U.S.A (so it was announced)which was uncovered in Florida, wouldn’t this be more relevant to the americans?

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By christian96, July 20, 2010 at 7:58 am Link to this comment

I would hope Aaron Sorkin could find something a
little more relevant to make a film about than
John Edwards.  His priorities seemed to be distorted.
Of course if he is not knowledgeable about other
more relevant issues then I guess you make a film
about John Edwards.  I would ask, “Why is he making
the film?”  To glorify himself and receive an award?
I hope not.

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