Academy Award winning scribe Aaron Sorkin was called "one of the greatest creative minds to ever take the stage" by Walt Mossberg at this year's D 10 conference. In his full, 43 minute interview above, Sorkin breaks down his highly anticipated new HBO show The Newsroom and talks about the pressure he feels as the man chosen to adapt Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography of Steve Jobs.
"One of my hesitations about the project was that I thought it's a little bit like writing about The Beatles," he said. "There are so many people out there who know so much about him and who revere him that I just saw a minefield of disappointment."
Sorkin said he was unlikely to tell the totality of Jobs's life in the movie, but instead will pick a "friction point" from Isaacson's book and base the movie around that.
And as for that other Steve Jobs biopic being made with Ashton Kutcher in the starring role?
"One thing I'm sure of is that Steve Jobs was big enough and led a big enough life to accommodate more than one movie," Sorkin said.
The Newsroom airs June 24 on HBO.