Aaron Sorkin is our generation’s screenwriter. Sure, the great minds of Charlie Kaufman and (some might say) Diablo Cody (“Young Adult” was great!) might weave fascinating contemporary stories, but nobody captures the frenzied mercurial pace of the modern day high-pressure work place quite like Aaron Sorkin. This summer his words will return to the screen in HBO’s “The Newsroom,” a drama based upon the 24-hour news cycles of MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN. A news anchor loses it and starts “telling it like it is.” Basically, Sorkin wrote himself into the script as Will McAvoy, played here by Jeff Daniels.
The show also stars Emily Mortimer, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, and a recurring role from Jane Fonda as the head of the parent company of the news network. Also, our friends over at NPR compiled a list of The Ten Most Sorkin Things In The Trailer for you to check out.