With David Fincher’s The Social Network movie coming October 1st, Columbia Pictures released its first poster. It features an image of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, as portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg. Atop his face is the tagline, “You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.” Keep on eye on 500millionfriends.com for more — and click below to view larger The Social Network poster:
What did it feel like for someone like him to be 17 to 21 and have all these venture capitalists tapping him on the shoulder and saying, ‘Come over here’? If success accelerates the process of you becoming who you really are, how does that work when success happens so rapidly? How we feel about Zuckerberg is not how I see the story. The way I see drama, the context is the story. – David Fincher, The Social Network Director
The Social Network stars Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, and Andrew Garfield and is based on Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires, which about the foundation of Facebook. Eisenberg plays Mark Zuckerberg who created Facebook in his sophomore year at Harvard in 2004; Timberlake plays Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster and Facebook’s founding President; and Garfield plays Eduardo Saverin, Facebook co-founder who had a falling out with Zuckerberg over money. The script was written by West Wing’s Aaron Sorkin.