Aaron Sorkin, the man behind “The West Wing,” is directing his first movie. And it’s about scandalicious John Edwards. The flick will be based on The Politician by Andrew Young, an insider’s account of Edwards’ run for the White House and the subsequent scandal that basically ruined his career. Young was not only Edwards’ right-hand man throughout his campaign—when Edwards’ affair with Rielle Hunter was revealed in the press, along with the news that she had recently had a child — Young is the one who stepped forward to say that he was the one who was sleeping with Hunter and that he was the father. And we all know how that turned out.
“This is a first-hand account of an extraordinary story filled with motivations, decisions and consequences that would have lit Shakespeare up,” Sorkin said. “There’s much more to Andrew’s book than what has been reported, and I’m grateful that he’s trusting me with it.” There’s no word yet on who will be playing Edwards, his wife or Hunter, but we’re pretty excited for this flick. Are you? [EW]