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500 Million People Like This

A Movie on Facebook will hit screens this December

Published: Aug 6, 2010 06:47:42 AM IST
Updated: Aug 3, 2010 02:58:31 PM IST
500 Million People Like This
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Mark Zuckerberg is known to the world as the founder of the 500 million-plus member, $11.5 billion valued social networking site Facebook. But there have been many allegations by former friends that he ripped the idea off them and screwed them over.

The movie The Social Network (director: David Fincher, screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, adapted from Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook) chronicles the turbulent early days of TheFacebook (as it was first named), with Jesse Eisenberg as Zuckerberg and Arnie Hammer as Cameron Winklevoss, the betrayed friend. No one from Facebook is involved with the film making this a ‘faction’ film. But it should be a good watch nevertheless. It’s scheduled to hit Indian cinemas in December 2010. Watch the trailer at www.thesocialnetwork-movie.com (and expect to be bombarded with fan recommendations on, well, Facebook.)

(This story appears in the 13 August, 2010 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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