The Social Network: It’s kind of a big deal.
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Sony has released two trailers for this film, which hits theaters October 1. Justin, his co-stars and the film’s director were recently in Cancun on a press junket talking about the film. The film score is getting the Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) treatment. And just yesterday The NY Times announced that The Social Network would open the New York Film Festival Sept. 24th.
Now the LA Times is predicting that The Social Network may generate some awards season buzz, making this one of Justin‘s biggest films (not counting the Shrek movies,which feature his voice) which is exciting news for his fans eager to see him in any entertainment medium.
It’s probably too early to start handicapping fall awards movies, but probably not too early to predict that Sony’s Aaron Sorkin-penned, David Fincher-directed “The Social Network” — informally known as The Facebook Movie — is going to be a hot-button film this fall.
Not just an awards contender, like Fincher’s previous “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” but the kind of movie that migrates to the news pages and gets people talking about film outside its fictional context, the way “The Hurt Locker,” “Frost/Nixon” and “Syriana” did for their respective topics. Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow got commentators going about the rigors and ethics of war; this will get tongues wagging about the rigors and ethics of social media.
When this movie was announced, I distinctly remember saying to myself, “who wants to watch a movie about Facebook?” Let’s hope that answer is, “Lots of people. Lots and lots of people.”