Rashida Jones Cast in Fincher's THE SOCIAL NETWORK and Release date

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Actress Rashida Jones (The Office, I Love You Man) has joined the cast of the David Fincher directed film, The Social Network, based on the true story of how Facebook all started. There is no word on who she will play in the film, but I assume it will be the girlfriend of one of the founders. Jones is a very talented actress and I'm sure she'll be great in the movie.

The film is currently shooting in Los Angeles with Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake. There's a picture that recently popped up online of Justin Timberlack on the set looking like...well... Justin Timberlake.

The film also recently got a release date, and you can expect to see the movie hit theaters on October 15th, 2010.

The movie is based on the book The Accidental Billionairs and here is a description from that book:

Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergraduates and best friends–outsiders at a school filled with polished prep-school grads and long-time legacies. They shared both academic brilliance in math and a geeky awkwardness with women. Eduardo figured their ticket to social acceptance–and sexual success–was getting invited to join one of the university’s Final Clubs, a constellation of elite societies that had groomed generations of the most powerful men in the world and ranked on top of the inflexible hierarchy at Harvard. Mark, with less of an interest in what the campus alpha males thought of him, happened to be a computer genius of the first order. Which he used to find a more direct route to social stardom: one lonely night, Mark hacked into the university’s computer system, creating a ratable database of all the female students on campus–and subsequently crashing the university’s servers and nearly getting himself kicked out of school. In that moment, in his Harvard dorm room, the framework for Facebook was born.

What followed–a real-life adventure filled with slick venture capitalists, stunning women, and six-foot-five-inch identical-twin Olympic rowers–makes for one of the most entertaining and compelling books of the year. Before long, Eduardo’s and Mark’s different ideas about Facebook created in their relationship faint cracks, which soon spiraled into out-and-out warfare. The collegiate exuberance that marked their collaboration fell prey to the adult world of lawyers and money. The great irony is that while Facebook succeeded by bringing people together, its very success tore two best friends apart. The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost–and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another.

Source: Variety

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