David Fincher to Direct The Social Network

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Columbia Pictures is in advanced talks with David Fincher to direct The Social Network, the Aaron Sorkin-scripted film about the formation of Facebook, reports Variety.

The film will focus on the evolution of Facebook from its 2004 creation on the Harvard campus by sophomore Mark Zuckerberg to a juggernaut with more than 200 million members.

Scott Rudin and Michael De Luca and Trigger Street are producing for Columbia Pictures.