Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has decided to cut out the middle man and just write a script literally with his name all over it.
The acclaimed writer of The Social Network, The West Wing and Molly’s Game has become renowned for his extensive use of fast dialogue and smart, witty characters that are distinctively his.
His latest script, entitled Aaron Sorkin, will feature a cast of characters all named Aaron Sorkin and whose dialogue consists of the words “Aaron”, “Sorkin” and “US Imperialism”.
“I just decided to bite the bullet and focus on what I always wanted to focus on: me.”
“I’ve always tried to make my voice loud and clear, so I thought why not get straight to the point?” he said.
Sorkin has faced recent litigation by Harper Lee’s estate for his adaptation of iconic character Atticus Finch, the stoic southern lawyer with a heart of gold in To Kill A Mockingbird.
“They objected to Atticus Finch being reinterpreted as a high-flying straight-talking New York attorney with a passion for fundraising for the Democratic Party.”
“I don’t see how that’s too different.”