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“The Social Network” a.k.a. the Facebook Movie

I didn’t know that they were making a movie on fb, but this doesn’t really surprise me. After all, pop culture is about life imitating art imitating life. What surprised me a bit is that Justin Timberlake is playing Sean Parker, Napster (the now-defunct music file-sharing service) co-founder and Facebook-consultant-turned-founding-president. Not that Justin isn’t all right as an actor (I was actually impressed by his performance in Alpha Dog); but, I was thinking more like Ryan Phillippe or Michael Cera. Jesse Eisenberg has just signed to play Mark Zuckerberg, and English actor Andrew Garfield (of Boy A fame) landed the role of Eduardo Saverin, Zuckerberg’s fb co-founder with whom he had a falling out. I wonder if Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, Zuckerberg’s fb co-creators and Harvard roomies get to be in the movie as well. I’d feel sorry for them otherwise. They deserve credit that’s long overdue. And speaking of credits, maybe I should have contributed some lines, too. For all the trouble it’s worth. The string theory, the excitement, the conflict, the pathos! 😛 Kevin Spacey, by the way, is executive producer.

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