Newswire: Aaron Sorkin fires back against claims his Steve Jobs movie is “opportunistic”

As America’s foremost cantankerous wordsmith, Aaron Sorkin can get a pretty good zinger off from time to time. So when Apple CEO Tim Cook derided the upcoming Sorkin-penned biopic Steve Jobs as “opportunistic” on a recent episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Sorkin was quick to fire back.

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, the director and screenwriter launched a multi-pronged verbal assault on Cook, starting with the accusations that Steve Jobs is somehow a money-making endeavor for him and director Danny Boyle. “Nobody did this movie to get rich,” Sorkin declared, before adding—hopefully while performing a quick-paced walk toward a constantly retreating camera—that, “Tim Cook should really see the movie before he decides what it is.” Having set Cook up with a few light verbal jabs, Sorkin then went in for the killing blow, accusing Apple of exploiting child labor for its products: “Third, if …

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