Three Added to Cast of Facebook Movie


David Fincher’s upcoming Facebook movie, “The Social Network,” has added three actors to its network.

Variety confirms that Jesse Eisenberg (of “Adventureland” and “Zombieland”), Justin Timberlake (of “The Open Road”) and Andrew Garfield (of “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”) have been cast in Columbia Pictures’ “The Social Network.”

Eisenberg will play Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Timberlake will play Napster co-founder and Facebook founding president Sean Parker and Garfield will play co-founder Eduardo Saverin, who fell out with Zuckerberg over money when the networking site became such a huge success.

According to Variety, the film’s plot revolves around “the evolution of Facebook, the online social network created in 2004 on the Harvard campus, and how overnight success and wealth changed the lives of the classmates who created it.”

Fincher will direct the film from a screenplay by “The West Wing” scribe Aaron Sorkin. Kevin Spacey is the executive producer, and Scott Rudin, Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Cean Chaffin will produce.

Production on “The Social Network” begins next month in Boston and then moves to Los Angeles.

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6 Comments Add Yours ↓

  1. Vanna #

    Sounds like it could be interesting. I enjoyed a movie years ago, or was it a TV mini-series, about the founding of Apple.

  2. Disco #

    There is some good talent involved, but at the end of the day … it’s a movie about Facebook.

  3. Jason #

    Wow, I had no idea Fincher was even making an F-book film. That sounds fascinating and seems both very different for Fincher in terms of plot, but also right in line with his body of work, because of how strange it could be. Very cool.

  4. Rob #

    Considering the talent involved, I think this has the potential to be really good–especially if they focus on the whole ‘money changes people’ angle.

  5. Robb G #

    Timberlake? Ugh.

  6. Eric Andres #

    Kind of a waste of a lot of talent.