John Edwards: Biopic, Penned and Directed by Aaron (West Wing) Sorkin

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Aaron Sorkin, the creator “The West Wing,”  will make his feature directorial debut with a John Edwards biopicpicture, depicting all the scandals that involved the politician.
Sorkin is adapting and producing Andrew Young’s “The Politician: An Insider’s Account of John Edwards’s Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down.”  The Project does not have a  studio set up yet.
Young, a longtime Edwards aide, gained notoriety during the 2008 presidential primary when he admitted, then later recanted, an affair with Edwards’ mistress Rielle Hunter and claimed Edwards’ child from that relationship as his own.
Young’s book, released earlier this year, is Young’s account of his career with Edwards dating back to when Young volunteered for Edwards’ Senate campaign twenty eyars ago, in 1988.
“This is a first-hand account of an extraordinary story filled with motivations, decisions and consequences that would have lit Shakespeare up,” Sorkin said. “There’s much more to Andrew’s book than what has been reported and I’m grateful that he’s trusting me with it.”
Sorkin penned the script for “The Social Network,” directed by David Fincher and due out from Sony on October 1, after world-premiering at the NY Film Fest as opening night.  
Sorkin’s feature credits nclude “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “The American President” and “A Few Good Men.”