Justin Timberlake and Jesse Eisenberg Rumored To Star In Facebook Movie

Posted Sep 6, 2009

Next month the movie The Social Network will star production and it was previously rumored that Michael Cera or Shia LaBeouf would be starring in the movie.  The Social Network movie will be based on the founding up until the current state of Facebook.

Now two more names have been thrown into the movie rumor mill.  The Script Shadow reports that the “cast is set” and Justin Timberlake will star as former Facebook president and Napster co-founder Sean Parker.  Mark Zuckerberg will be played by Jesse Eisenberg.

The Social Network movie will be based on the book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich.  Mezrich previously wrote a book called Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions which was made into the movie 21.

One of the sources for the book was Eduardo Saverin.  Saverin was an early Facebook employee and attended Harvard University with Zuckerberg.  Both Saverin and Zuckerberg supposedly joined a group called “Phoenix” at Harvard which was a secret underground fraternity-like Jewish society.

Since then Saverin and Zuckerberg have sued each other.  Saverin had supposedly attempted to freeze the Facebook company account.