Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter behind the upcoming Universal biopic on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, has come out swinging to attack recent comments by current Apple CEO Tim Cook about the motives behind the filmakers.
In a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Cook admitted he had not seen "Steve Jobs" but said, "I think a lot of people are trying to be opportunistic and I hate this. It's not a great part of our world." During a press junket round table in London to promote the movie, The Hollywood Reporter stated that, according to Sorkin, he and many others in the cast and crew took pay cuts so the movie could get made:
"Nobody did this movie to get rich," he said. "Secondly, Tim Cook should really see the movie before he decides what it is." But Sorkin's most stinging retort was reserved for last. "Third, if you've got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour you've got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic."
"Steve Jobs", which stars actor Michael Fassbender in the title role, will open in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on October 9, and will open in more theaters in the U.S. later in the month.
Source: Hollywood Reporter