David Fincher and Columbia Pictures has cast it's core actors for the new movie, The Social Network, based on the story of how Facebook was started. And it looks like casting rumors have become a reality. Jesse Eisenberg has been cast to play Mark Zuckerberg, Justin Timberlake will play Napstar co-founder Sean Parker, and Andrew Garfield will be Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder who fell out with Zuckerberg as the social network got huge.
I have no complaint about the cast. I think these guys are all solid choices. Jesse Eisenberg's next film coming out is Zombieland, and he has proved time and time again in the films he has made that he is a very good actor. I know some people may have a hard time accepting Timberlake as an actor, but he has been decent in the films he has been in. I especially liked him in Southland Tales. He isn't fit for many roles, but I think this one is right up his ally. As for Andrew Garfield he is the least known out of the bunch, but this is a really talented guy, he starred in a film called Boy A, which was an Ok film, but he was excellent as the character he played, he also has a role in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
David Fincher is a very picky director who is known for being a perfectionist. There isn't a film of his I haven't liked, and I trust in his casting choices. I have to say I wasn't excited about this movie when I first heard it was getting made, but the more I learned about who was getting involved and what the movie was really about, the more I've warmed up to it. With Fincher directing and Aaron Sorkin writing how can you lose?
The film will focus on the evolution of Facebook, the social network created in 2004 on the Harvard campus. And how overnight success and wealth changes the lives of the classmates who created it. The trio were the subject of internet rumors as Fincher zeroed in on his leads.
So what are your thoughts on the first round of casting?