Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake to Star in David Fincher’s Facebook Movie?

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Ever since it was announced a few months back that David Fincher would be directing The Social Network, the much maligned biopic about the making of Facebook, my interest in the project has been steadily growing. Add to this the fact that the script, which was written by Aaron Sorkin (Charlie Wilson’s War, The West Wing), has been getting rave reviews from insiders around the web, and it’s looking like this could actually be something much more than a mere attempt to cash in on a brand name. The next step, of course, is the casting, and this week there is some pretty intriguing news to report on that front. I should stress that these are just rumours, although the source seems relatively reliable.

According to Carson Reeves (aka ScriptShadow, one of the first people to get a hold of The Social Network script), there are three actors that are reportedly finalizing deals for the film. The first, and perhaps most interesting, is Justin Timberlake who will play Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster and an early investor in Facebook. Andrew Garfield (Boy A) has been tipped to play Eduardo Saverin, while Jesse Eisenberg (The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland) is supposedly a lock for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

I know Eisenberg was being suggested by some folks on the web simply based on looks alone, but I also think he would be perfect to capture Zuckerberg’s socially awkward persona. Let me just say that if this does turn out to be true, I am pretty much sold. An amazing director, a brilliant script, and now some solid casting? It sounds too good to be true. What do you think about these potential casting choices? In the meantime, check out the book that the movie was partially based on called Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook.



  • Henrik

    I am excited about David Fincher directing a Sorkin script with these actors. It turns out the movie is apparently about something insanely boring. Guess you can’t have it all, but I agree, with principles like these, how could you not check it out?

    For the record, I actually think Justin Timberlake was quite good in Black Snake Moan. It is hard not to expect a lame dance move when you see him, but you wanna give him the chance, and I think he delivered.

  • RaphNL

    I’m only interested in this because Fincher is directing. The subject matter doesn’t sound that interesting to me (especially for Fincher).

  • Fuck no!

    No, no, no! Fuck Eisenberg and his pathetic and bad acting and fucked up voice. I want to cut his throat.
    NO!
    And don’t even get me started on Justin Fuckerlake!

  • Machete

    Yeah my so SICK to DEATH of Justin Bitchalake,someone need’s to punch him the fuck-out.

  • modesilver

    two things interest me about this movie: David Fincher and the story. and since DF is directing i have full faith that we will get something good out of it, so i’m not really bothered about the casting.

  • lyn

    I can’t stand asshole who cannot complete a coherent thought without spewing F words.

    Hey, Fuck No, Machete!
    Get some education. Or else when you grow up, you won’t even get a job as an ass wiper for people like Timberlake.

  • Fuck no!

    Well i actually work as a highly successful IT-manager, and am earning about 400 000 Norwegian Kroner (200 000 dollars) a year, so you go fuck yourself with me and education. Whenever i get home to sit down and chat in sites, i want to say what i think. And my reaction had a lot of swearing in it. Its more like you who should go and learn something. If you can’t deal with swear words, that’s your problem, because I’m gonna continue doing it…

  • Phil

    I predict an effect where it’s going to show people joining Facebook.

    First a split screen, then a quarters, then eights, etc, until it’s a checkerboard of little screens of people joining.

    Eh? Can anyone see it?

    I also predict a scene where we see the team hired to browse pictures looking for exposed breasts.

    ok..ok…ok…ok…ok…ok….ok…ok…ok…delete….ok…ok

  • Louis

    I am so sick of Jesse Eisenberg! Every time I turn around that wimpy lil jew is in another fucking film. These unmasculine actors make me want to puke. The Zionist run all media, so wow big shock that Jesse is in all kinds of films. I do not think he is that great of an actor.

  • Louis

    Bottomline, I am sick of seeing Jesse Eisenberg’s face!!!!!!!

  • Yes, it’s clearly a conspiracy.

  • right, and the Zionist even went so far as to plant a Jew as the founder of Facebook, when will it end!!!!

  • Dee

    Another gratuitous, random reference to Jesse Eisenbeg being Jewish? I’m pretty sure that, at this point in the game, every such reference should be accompanied by a mention of the fact that Natalie Portman, Logan Lerman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Paul Rudd and Mila Kunis are also all Jewish. That’s for starters.

  • Dee

    Another gratuitous, random reference to Jesse Eisenbeg being Jewish? I’m pretty sure that, at this point in the game, every such reference should be accompanied by a mention of the fact that Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Paul Rudd and Mila Kunis are also all Jewish. That’s for starters.