Sorkin to pen Flash Boys movie
Aaron Sorkin is in negotiations to adapt a financial drama based on Michael Lewis' Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt .
The non-fiction book makes allegations that the stock market is "rigged" by high-frequency traders being able to "front run" orders ahead of other traders.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed Aaron - who won an Oscar in 2010 for his screenplay for The Social Network, based on the true story of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg - is in talks to write the script for a movie version.
Flash Boys focuses on high-frequency trading in the financial markets and possible market manipulation. It also covers the creation of IEX, the Investors Exchange, aimed at eliminating the advantage of high-frequency trading.
Aaron previously adapted Michael's book Moneyball into a film starring Brad Pitt, which earned the screenplay writer another Oscar nomination.