Happily for Aaron Sorkin, and for followers of Sorkin’s movies, all of it labored out — and intensely shortly, since his agent simply occurred to run into somebody who labored in growth for Oscar-nominated producer David Brown, who beforehand made “Jaws” and “The Verdict,” and Brown simply occurred to be in in search of one other courtroom film.
“My agent actually had my ‘A Few Good Males’ script,” Sorkin informed Vainness Honest. “4 days later — it solely took 4 days as a result of David Brown was on a safari in Africa — David got here again, he needed to fulfill with me. And this is the place issues bought actually loopy: David stated, ‘I really like this and I need to possibility the movie rights.'”
Sorkin, after all, tempted destiny as soon as once more. Nonetheless working as a bartender, Sorkin made it clear to Brown that he actually needed to see the present accomplished as a play somewhat than a film. When Brown supplied the compromise that it might be produced as a play first earlier than finally turning into a film, Sorkin did not breathlessly settle for the deal — he nonetheless had questions. He requested Brown if he’d ever produced a play earlier than, to which Brown admitted that he had not. However when Brown supplied to rent Robert Whitehead, who produced the Broadway debuts of legends like Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, to supply a stage model alongside him, Sorkin lastly jumped on the probability.