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Oct 7, 2011 8:45 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow

Sony buying movie rights to Steve Jobs biography

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sony's movie studio is in final talks to acquire the movie rights to the highly anticipated authorized biography of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

According to a person familiar with the matter, the studio is negotiating to pay about $1 million for the rights to the project.

The person declined to be identified because the deal has not been finalized.

Sony Corp. was also behind the well-received biopic "The Social Network," about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and "This Is It," a documentary made of concert rehearsal footage of pop star Michael Jackson.

The news was earlier reported by Hollywood blog Deadline.com.

After Jobs' death on Wednesday, publisher Simon & Schuster
pushed up the release date on Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" by a month to Oct. 24.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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