Casting Update: The Social Network

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A while back I wrote about a movie being made called, The Social Network, and now info on the cast has been released….with Justin Timberlake as one of the leads in the film!!?? Hmm…

As you may or may not know, the film is essentially about the early days of Facebook and its creation, written by Aaron Sorkin (based on the novel The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich). I for one am looking forward to the movie.

Jesse Elsenberg (Adventureland) will play the 25 year old CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerbug (who is now worth over $100 million) and Justin Timberlake will play the guy who created Napster (oh yeah, remember that!?), Sean Parker. Sean Parker became Facebook’s President when Facebook incorporated in 2004. Andrew Garfield (Boy A) is going to play another one of Facebook’s co-founders, Eduardo Saverin.

I think some people may not be too stoked on JT back in the acting world again, but I have to say I was really impressed with his acting in Alpha Dog, which was based on a true story, back in 2006. If you haven’t seen it, you should rent it!