06/24/2009 at 02:00 PM EDT
Facebook, the social networking giant, is hitting the big screen – but it's not the story of some young Americans' drunken escapades. The proposed film, tentatively titled The Social Network
, adapts Ben Mezrich's new book, The Accidental Billionaires
, which documents the Web site's founding by Harvard students in 2004.
David Fincher, who directed Brad Pitt
in last year's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
, is attached to the project, Variety
reports. He joins West Wing
scribe Aaron Sorkin and producer Kevin Spacey. The Tech site CNET's The Social
blog also reports that Michael Cera and Shia LaBeouf
are among those being sought to play founder and current CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
– Xiomara Martinez-White