Cook allegedly kicked things off by describing the film, which stars Michael Fassbender as Jobs, as “opportunistic” during an interview on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” He added, “I hate this. It’s not a great part of our world.”
In response, Sorkin fired back in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
“Nobody did this movie to get rich,” Sorkin said. “Secondly, Tim Cook should really see the movie before he decides what it is.”
He added, “Third, if you’ve got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour you’ve got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic.”
Sorkin’s apology arrived via E! News video on Saturday morning. In it, the screenwriter says, “You know what, I think that Tim Cook and I probably both went a little too far. And I apologize to Tim Cook. I hope when he sees the movie, he enjoys it as much as I enjoy his products.”
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“Steve Jobs,” a Universal release directed by Danny Boyle, bows in theaters Oct. 9.