Word is that "The Social Network," the partially made-in-Boston flick based on local
author Ben Mezrich's tell-all book about the founding of Facebook in a Harvard dorm,
is slotted for release on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010.

In the film, Justin Timberlake plays Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who became
the founding president of Facebook while Jesse Eisenberg stars as Mark Zuckerberg.
Andrew Garfield stars as Eduardo Saverin, a former founder who had a fallout with
Zuckerberg

The script follows founder Zuckerberg getting dumped at a Boston-area bar (shot at
the Thirsty Scholar Pub in Somerville) and ends with him adding his former girlfriend to
his friend list on his multibillion-dollar social networking site. The story is based on
Mezrich's latest book, "The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook. A Tale
of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal."

The film shot in Boston beginning Monday, Oct. 19 and moved in November to Los
Angeles, where it's scheduled to wrap in February.

While in Boston, crews transformed the upscale South End gift shop Posh, located 557
Tremont Street, into a Harvard-esque bookstore called the "Crimson Emporium." The
storefront boasts "clothing & collectibles."

They also set up shop at Wheelock College, located at 200 Riverway, as a stand-in for
a certain Ivy League hot spot in Cambridge. Crews spent the afternoon of Monday,
Oct. 19 covering the college stand-in with fake snow.
'The Social Network' slotted for 2010 release
by Roland Hansen
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