Need a Friend: Facebook Movie is also the Ben Mezrich Facebook Movie

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts.

Writer Greg Atwan, who has his own Facebook book (called The Facebook Book), is reporting on the 02138 site, that Sony and Scott Rudin have optioned bestselling author Ben Mezrich’s (pictured) forthcoming book about the creation of Facebook, Face Off, which he reportedly sold to Doubleday for $1.9 million.

If you don’t recall, the little Harvard lifestyle magazine made waves last year when they published files pertaining to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and also claimed that Zuckerberg may have stolen the idea of Facebook. But we wonder how interesting a movie about the creation of a social networking site at Harvard can actually be. I mean, remember the dreariness of Pirates of Silicon Alley? Drama! Intrigue! Computer nerds? Nah…