London, Aug 29 : Aaron Sorkin, writer of The West Wing, is writing a movie about the online social networking site Facebook.
News of the project leaked out after the screenwriter opened a Facebook account to help with his research.
"I've just agreed to write a movie for Sony and producer Scott Rudin about how Facebook was invented," the Independent quoted the statement.
"I figured a good first step in my preparation would be finding out what acebook is, so I've started this page (Actually it was started by my researcher, Ian Reichbach, because my grandmother has more internet savvy than I do and she's been dead for 33 years)," the statement read. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004 while studying at Harvard university. It currently has more than 100 million users worldwide.
Although Sony confirmed the film was "in development," it declined to elaborate further, possibly because it emerged that Zuckerberg was unaware of the project.