Aaron Sorkin to Make Tell-All Edwards Flick

Movie will be based on Andrew Young's tell-all
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2010 7:48 AM CDT
Aaron Sorkin to Make Tell-All Edwards Flick
Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter of "Charlie Wilson's War," and a Golden Globes award nominee, arrives at the world premiere of the film in Los Angeles, in this Dec. 10, 2007, file photo.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

Get ready for a sure-to-be-juicy John Edwards movie: Aaron Sorkin is taking on the story … from aide Andrew Young’s point of view. The West Wing creator acquired the rights to Young’s tell-all The Politician, the AP reports, and he promises that “there’s much more to Andrew's book than what has been reported.” The book focuses on Young’s attempts to help Edwards hide his relationship with Rielle Hunter during his campaign for the presidency.

“This is a first-hand account of an extraordinary story filled with motivations, decisions and consequences that would have lit Shakespeare up,” Sorkin continues in a statement. But don’t expect it to get too juicy: “I was really impressed by him and really impressed how he was focused on the tragedy of this rather than the tawdry,” Young says of his discussions with Sorkin. No word on casting yet, but here are some ideas.
(More John Edwards stories.)

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