Posted: Oct 7, 2011 6:45 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow
Updated: Oct 7, 2011 6:45 PM
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.
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