Aaron Sorkin Tackles John Edwards Film

Aaron Sorkin, “The West Wing” creator and “The Social Network” scribe, has scored the film rights to Andrew Young’s “The Politician” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Young was one of the most trusted confidants of former presidential candidate John Edwards and during the 2008 primary, Edwards began making unethical demands of Young relating to the candidate’s mistress and her child with him.

“This is a first-hand account of an extraordinary story filled with motivations, decisions and consequences that would have lit Shakespeare up,” said Sorkin who will make his feature directorial debut on the project which he will also pen and produce.