Despite early speculation that Michael Cera or Shia LaBoeuf might be tagged to play Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in the upcoming David Fincher movie The Social Network, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin recently disclosed that Jesse Eisenberg, the 26-year-old star of Zombieland, has landed the role. His co-stars will include Justin Timberlake, who will play Napster co-founder Sean Parker, and Andrew Garfield (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) as fellow Facebook founder Eduardo Saverin.
The movie began filming this month in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Zuckerberg co-founded the popular networking site with Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes while attending Harvard. The production has already attracted crowds of curious onlookers to the Thirsty Scholar Pub in nearby Somerville, where filming is set to continue over the next two days before eventually returning to Hollywood.
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