The trailer features lines from the film over text asking if Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is a punk, genius, prophet, traitor or billionaire. The script, written by The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin, gets to the heart of the Facebook phenomenon with lines such as, "Who are we going to send it to? Just a couple of people. The question is, who are they going to send it to?"
The film is based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich, and focuses on the creation of the network. It's pretty clear that The Social Network won't be a terribly flattering portrait of Zuckerberg, played by Jesse Eisenberg. The film also stars Justin Timberlake and his sexy back, alongside Brit Andrew Garfield, Rashida Jones from the US version of The Office and the wee lad from Jurassic Park all grown up.
With Sorkin scripting and Fight Club director David Fincher helming, we're looking forward to The Social Network. Do you think the film will earn a Like on your wall, or will you be ignoring this particular friend request?
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Update, 16 July: A new, longer trailer has been, featuring a choral cover of Radiohead's Creep. Crave likes this.