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Justin Timberlake to Star in Facebook Movie

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 24 comments

As the days go by we're hearing more details about the Facebook movie and today's tidbit of information is, well, a little more disappointing than the fact that it's being directed by the same man who directed Fight Club.

So far we know that Aaron Sorkin, the guy who brought us the West Wing and A Few Good Men, will be writing the screenplay (Sorkin recently said he's never said 'yes' to a job offer faster). Fight Club and Se7en director, David Fincher has also been confirmed as the director, and Kevin Spacey will take on the role of producing the movie.

So who will star in this picture that has so far attracted a fairly decent chunk of cinematic talent? Word on the street is Justin Timberlake has signed on to play Sean Parker, Facebook's original president and the co-founder of filesharing site Napster. Yes, really.

What about Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO? Guardian UK reports that Adventureland star Jesse Eisenberg is the favorite to play Zuckerberg, with Shia LaBeouf and Michael Cera also rumored to take starring roles.

Who would you like to see star in the Facebook movie? Let us know in the comments below!

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    Ogdin , September 8, 2009 9:54 PM
    I like to see the whole disasterous idea thrown out the window.
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    Dave_69 , September 8, 2009 10:07 PM
    There are three steps to getting Justin Timberlake to star in your movie:

    1. Cut a hole in a box
    2. Put your junk in that box
    3. Maker her open the box

    THAT'S THE WAY YOU DO IT!
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    Ogdin , September 8, 2009 9:54 PM
    I like to see the whole disasterous idea thrown out the window.
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    ssalim , September 8, 2009 9:56 PM
    What the hell is facebook movie?
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    Dave_69 , September 8, 2009 10:07 PM
    There are three steps to getting Justin Timberlake to star in your movie:

    1. Cut a hole in a box
    2. Put your junk in that box
    3. Maker her open the box

    THAT'S THE WAY YOU DO IT!
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    JohnnyLucky , September 8, 2009 10:22 PM
    I could care less about a facebook movie. Just more Hollywood junk.
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    chaohsiangchen , September 8, 2009 10:33 PM
    Only if they sign contract with Brittany Spears to be the main actress of the movie, I will have any intention, however small, to watch it.

    Now I can guess the plot. The boy meets the girl on Facebook, then start an online fight community ended with blowing up major banks and schizofrencia.
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    matt87_50 , September 8, 2009 11:41 PM
    oh god, Justin Timberlake? there is now not a single movie in the world that I want to see less. (tho, the guy can be pretty funny when he wants to be)
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    hunter315 , September 8, 2009 11:53 PM
    I cant express how badly i want this thing to fail, im not even sure what a facebook movie would be about, a bunch of people staring at computer screen for hours?
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    Spellbinder , September 9, 2009 12:18 AM
    Not that I am a hater or anything. But I would say that I wish there was a "do not watch" list. because I am sure this will be on it.
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    p00dl3_h3r0 , September 9, 2009 12:18 AM
    Though miles away from being a good idea, its still better than a Twitter movie.
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    Maxor127 , September 9, 2009 2:58 AM
    Are all of you stupid or can you really not comprehend what this movie is about? Based on the comments, I'll say no. I get the gist of it just from casually glancing for 2 seconds, but 90% of the comments I read seem to think it's about the actual site rather than the people who created the site.
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    wonton04 , September 9, 2009 6:05 AM
    Uhhh, whats wrong with the Fight Club director? That movie is my favorite and Benjamin Button won a crap ton of awards. I could care less about this movie atm, but at least dont talk out your arse. Hes a great director. JT is a decent actor, funny on SNL at least.
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    Chief Tomohawk , September 9, 2009 6:33 AM
    this movie is going to suck balls. i got nothin more to say.
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    davisorle , September 9, 2009 7:30 AM
    What sucks is that the movie will be just pulling the strings for even those ( like me ) that dont wanna watch something that will be making high chart spots just cause of the "facebook" factor in it and yet the curiocity might end up being the freaking reason to make you end up watching it no matter. I really dont wanna watch it though. I find it dumb. ANd with Timberlake staring? Yeah Im sure it will be perfect for those 2, 10 $ 12 year old girls from Australia be perfect to watch it. F**k that.
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    th_at , September 9, 2009 9:30 AM
    You have got to be F*CKING KIDDIN' me!!!!!!!

    A Facebook movie? A f*cking Facebook movie? With half of the Hollywood elite on board?

    How many April 1st could there be to make this a joke?
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    Andraxxus , September 9, 2009 10:13 AM
    I hope that by the time the movie comes out everyone will have good batteries on the mobile devices they own because if they get stuck in a well they must watch this movie as this is a must before dieing. Sheesh
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    JMcEntegart , September 9, 2009 10:43 AM
    I love how every time I write about this movie I get the same reaction, "A facebook movie?! SAY WHAT?!"
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    jellico , September 9, 2009 2:00 PM
    I can just see the signature line from the Facebook movie:

    Justin Timberlake's character: "I want you to poke me as hard as you can."
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    nixname , September 9, 2009 6:55 PM
    p00dl3_h3r0Though miles away from being a good idea, its still better than a Twitter movie.


    At least the Twitter movie would be short...
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    jellico , September 9, 2009 7:13 PM
    JMcEntegartI love how every time I write about this movie I get the same reaction, "A facebook movie?! SAY WHAT?!"

    Meh... don't be discouraged. You don't create the news, you're just writing about it. No matter what you do, it's going to be impossible to escape the absurdity of the idea itself.
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    JMcEntegart , September 9, 2009 7:30 PM
    jellicoMeh... don't be discouraged. You don't create the news, you're just writing about it. No matter what you do, it's going to be impossible to escape the absurdity of the idea itself.


    I'm not discouraged. I'm more surprised that people are still surprised by the news. Like it didn't sink in the last time. :p 
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