Sony Pictures is in negotiations with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin to adapt Michael Lewis' best-selling book Flash Boys. This will be the second book by Lewis that Sorkin will adapt into a screenplay. Moneyball was another book that he worked on from the author.
The story deals with the "practice of high-frequency trading on Wall Street and how it became a way to rig the system. Lewis' book revolves around a group of men on Wall Street including Sergey Aleynikov, a one-time programmer for Goldman Sachs, and Brad Katsuyama, the founder of IEX, the Investor's Exchange."
Sorkin is one of the most talented screenwriters working today, and this is the kind of movie that is right up his alley. I'm sure he'll have a lot of fun developing it.
The writer recently wrote Sony's untitled Steve Jobs biopic for director Danny Boyle. He's also the writer of David Fincher's The Social Network, and the creator of HBO's incredible series The Newsroom.