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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.

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