Aaron Sorkin Fires Back at Apple CEO Tim Cook for Calling Steve Jobs Movie 'Opportunistic'

The screenwriter who pens the 'Steve Jobs' script takes a stinging jab at the CEO head after he criticized the biopic during his recent visit to 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'.

AceShowbiz - Aaron Sorkin reacted to Tim Cook's criticism over Steve Jobs movie. The Oscar-winning screenwriter who penned the script for the true-story drama lashed out at the Apple CEO after the executive called the filmmakers behind the biopic "opportunistic."

"Nobody did this movie to get rich," Sorkin told The Hollywood Reporter during a press junket to promote the film. He said they took pay cuts to make the long-delayed project happen. "Secondly, Tim Cook should really see the movie before he decides what it is," he added.

The writer didn't hold back as he continued with his retort, "Third, if you've got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour you've got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic."

Tim Cook criticized "Steve Jobs" during his recent visit to "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert". He said, "I think that a lot of people are trying to be opportunistic, and I hate this; it's not a great part of our world."

"I haven't seen them, but the Steve I knew was an amazing human being. He's someone that you wanted to do your best work [for]," he also said. "He invented things that I think other people could not. He solved problems other people could not. He had this uncanny ability to see around the corner and to describe a future, not an evolutionary future but a revolutionary future, and he was a joy to work with. I love him dearly and I miss him every day."

Directed by Danny Boyle, the biopic stars Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, and Seth Rogen. It will make its way out Stateside on October 9.

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