Variety has confirmed a rumor floated by the Scriptshadow blog earlier this month: Columbia Pictures and director David Fincher have set the core cast for the so-called Facebook movie, The Social Network.
Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield have all been signed to key roles.
Eisenberg will play Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg; Timberlake will play Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who became Facebook's founding president; and Garfield will play Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder who fell out with Zuckerberg over money.
Aaron Sorkin wrote the drama based on the book by Ben Mezrich, The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal.
Production will begin next month in Boston and then move to Los Angeles.
Scott Rudin, Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Cean Chaffin will produce. Kevin Spacey is exec producer.
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