It was confirmed on Tuesday (May 16) that the Oscar-winning The Newsroom creator will adapt the title - simply named Steve Jobs - for Sony Pictures.
"Steve Jobs's story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time," said Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal.
"There is no writer working in Hollywood today who is more capable of capturing such an extraordinary life for the screen than Aaron Sorkin. In his hands, we're confident that the film will be everything that Jobs himself was: captivating, entertaining, and polarizing."
Sorkin will team up once again with frequent collaborator Scott Rudin on the movie, with Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady also named as producers.
Both the Moneyball writer and Source Code producer Gordon had been linked with the project as long ago as October.
Sorkin confirmed an approach in November, saying that the late Apple co-founder had been an inspiration to him and his 11-year-old daughter.
He won an Oscar for his screenplay for The Social Network, which was adapted from Ben Mezrich's book The Accidental Billionaires, in 2011.
Isaacson's biography of Jobs was released on October 24 last year and topped the Amazon bestseller list for 2011.
Jobs died on October 6, 2011 at the age of 56.
He will be portrayed by Ashton Kutcher in Joshua Michael Stern's independent film Jobs: Get Inspired.
Photo gallery - Steve Jobs's career in pictures:
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