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NYFF friends ‘Social Network’

World premiere of Fincher movie to open festival

The New York Film Festival has tapped David Fincher’s “The Social Network” as its opening night film.

World preem of the Aaron Sorkin-penned movie about the founding of Facebook screens at NYFF Sept. 24, ahead of the Oct. 1 release from Sony.

Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake star in the much-anticipated new movie. Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Cean Chaffin produce the pic, based on Ben Mezrich’s book “The Accidental Billionaires.”

Seventeen-day fest, the 48th annual iteration of NYFF, runs Sept. 24-Oct. 10.

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