Cast for Facebook Movie Coming Together

September 3, 2009

Remember all the talk about that Facebook movie Aaron Sorkin wrote and David Fincher is set to direct? Well it looks like details of the cast are beginning to emerge, and there are some unusual faces in the group.

At this point the specifics of the cast are only a rumor, but rumors are like baby facts. Here's what Slash Film is saying about the line-up for The Social Network:

Rumor has it that Jesse Eisenberg has signed to play Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (how perfect is that casting?), Andrew Garfield is set to play Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, and Justin Timberlake will play internet entrepreneur Sean Parker (Napster).

Columbia Pictures is the studio behind this film and they've given Fincher a $47 million budget, which seems more than enough to get this thing off the ground and flying.

The question is, now that Facebook permeates most young people's day-to-day lives, does anyone want to pay $10 or more to go watch a two hour movie about it? At this point it almost seems like overkill to delve this much into Facebook.

That, and the fact that this film could seem very dated in about a year, maybe two, when the next online social network doodad hits the web. I mean, think about how stupid a studio would feel right now if they were about to release a film about MySpace. How many people do you think would be lining up to see that?

If nothing else, is the cast interesting enough to you to get you into the theaters?

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