- Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara, Brenda Song, Armie Hammer, Josh Pence, Max Minghella, Joseph Mazzello, Malese Jow, John Getz, David Selby, Caleb Landry Jones, Trevor Wright, Dakota Johnson, Shelby Young, Liam Ferguson, Scott Lawrence, Mark Saul, Cedric Sanders, Lacey Beeman, Oliver Muirhead, Douglas Urbanski, Emma Fitzpatrick, Patrick Mapel, Caitlin Gerard, Jared Hillman, Toby Meuli, James Shanklin, Abhi Sinha, Rik Walters, Kyle Fain, Eamon Brooks
- Director: David Fincher
- Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Ben Mezrich
- Producers: Dana Brunetti, Ceán Chaffin, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin
- Executive Producers: Aaron Sorkin, Kevin Spacey
- Art Directions: Curt Beech, Keith P. Cunningham
- Casting: Laray Mayfield
- D.O.P.: Jeff Cronenweth
- Editors: Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall
- Makeup: Felicity Bowring
- Musics: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
- Production Design: Donald Graham Burt
- Set Decoration: Victor J. Zolfo
Writer/producer Aaron Sorkin announced on his Facebook page that he is going to be writing a movie about the popular social networking site. Mark Zuckenberg created the site in 2004 at Harvard during his sophomore year. It now has over 60 million members and is valued at $16 billion.
Eisenberg will play Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg; Timberlake will play Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who became Facebook's founding president; and Andrew Garfield will play Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder who fell out with Zuckerberg over money.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Boston, USA; Los Angeles, USA
- Production Budget: $50 million
- Production Companies: Sony Pictures, Relativity Media, Michael De Luca Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, Trigger Street Productions
- Production Schedule: October 2009 - February 2010
2010 Guide Analysis: "When a movie about Facebook was first announced, many scoffed and laughed at the ridiculousness of the idea which was expected to be a rather dull biopic. Then came the two things that changed a lot of people's minds - "The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin delivered an acclaimed script, and David Fincher came onboard to direct as his first post-"Benjamin Button" project. Combined with a producing powerhouse (Scott Rudin, Michael De Luca, Kevin Spacey) this is already being considered as one of 2010's biggest awards contenders.
Still is the story interesting enough to tell, after all do we really care about a bunch of spoiled teen nerds striking it rich? More importantly will the whole thing remain relevant in a few years time? After all MySpace was the big thing a few years ago until Facebook supplanted it. These days Facebook has essentially become a second-class citizen to the Twitter-verse. By the time the film comes out, we may already be into the next big social network craze where we only communicate through emoticons.
The cast includes some young but solid talents like Eisenberg and Garfield, even Justin Timberlake seems well cast in this case as Napster founder Sean Parker. Kevin Spacey says a lot of people will be surprised by how funny the film is which sounds promising. The mid-October release is a little confusing (not exactly a prime date by any means), but even with this pedigree I get the distinct impression that a lot of people are going to be surprised at how good this will be."