Ever wanted to know how the site that many of us live on was started? Well, a new film gives us the backstory on how Harvard students changed the way we communicate forever.

‘The Social Network,’ a film about the founding of Facebook is an adaptation of Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal is underway. The film’s latest trailer, the most complete yet, has been released today.

The movie is scheduled for release on October 1, and will follow the life of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the story behind the popular Facebook social networking site. ‘The Social Network’ is expected of be a drama-filled tale, on the “intense environment of rivalries and backbiting.” According to the New York Times, the narrative is told in a ‘All About Eve’ style from several perspectives, including that of other young entrepreneurs who sued Zuckerberg claiming Facebook was their idea.

‘The Social Network’ stars Jesse Eisenberg as Zuckerberg, and Justin Timberlake joins the cast as Sean Parker.

The film will premiere at the New York Film Festival on September 24, before the national release.

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  • Lol..this was kinda funny to watch, but it kinda has a slight kick to it..would I pay to see it? Probably not, but would I watch it if it’s online/on tv..maybe, sure, why not? Overall, just mmmm, interesting.

  • Meh, I don’t think that I’m going to see this in theaters anytime soon. I’ve been thinking of giving up facebook for a while now anyway.

  • Najat

    I love the song they play for this trailer. Says a lot to what I think are some of the pitfalls of addiction to facebook. That’s why it is so popular; some people’s entire social lives are dictated by this. I am interested and I think I will go see this.