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