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Facebook! The MUSICAL!

When you read news that they are making a movie about Facebook, one can only hope it'll be a musical...

By Michael White

Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc., the most popular social-networking Web site, will be turned into a movie written by Aaron Sorkin, creator of television show "The West Wing,'' for Sony Corp.

Scott Rudin, whose past work includes Oscar-winning film "No Country for Old Men,'' will produce the film, Sony Pictures spokesman Steve Elzer said in an e-mailed message.

The movie will focus on the early days of Facebook, a network that allows users to exchange pictures and messages, Elzer said. Closely held Facebook attracted 132.1 million visitors in June, exceeding 117.6 million visitors at News Corp.'s MySpace, according to researcher ComScore Inc. in Reston, Virginia.

The film is in development, and no decision has been made about when it will be released, Elzer said.

Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004 while he was attending Harvard University. The closely held company is based in Palo Alto, California.

The news was reported earlier by the Hollywood Reporter.


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