Aaron Sorkin is in negotiations to adapt Michael Lewis’ best-selling nonfiction book “Flash Boys” into a film for Sony Pictures.
“West Wing” creator and “Social Network” scribe Sorkin is familiar with the author’s work, having penned a draft of the script for “Moneyball” which was also based on a book by Lewis.
“Flash Boys” deals with the practice of high-frequency trading on Wall Street and how it became a way to rig the system. In particular it focuses on a group of Wall Street guys including a programmer for Goldman Sachs and the founder of IEX.
Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing the film.