Facebook The Movie “The Social Network” Full-length Trailer Hits the Web


“The Social Network” – the film about the early days of Facebook. The producers are obviously using social media and sites like Youtube, Facebook and Twitter to hype this film months in advance and really build the online buzz. We’d expect nothing less from a film about a social network!

The new trailer, which you can see above, actually includes some scenes from the film. The last two teasers have only given us a basic glimpse. It features much of the same dialog, but this time with the visual context.

A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history, but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Eisenberg will play Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg; Timberlake will play Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who became Facebook’s founding president; and Andrew Garfield will play Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder who fell out with Zuckerberg over money.

I think that it’s pretty brilliant.

For those of you unfamiliar with the premise, the film is loosely based on the book The Accidental Billionaires and it chronicles the foundation and rise of Facebook.

Although the film is about the early days of the social network, that doesn’t preclude the discussion of privacy and ownership. Sony’s campaign for the film is subtly drawing parallels between the issues facing Facebook today and the fictionalized account of its start. We think that’s a smart way to kickstart discussion around the movie itself.

As an aside, we also have to give huge props for the music choice in this trailer. It’s a cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” by the Belgium girls choir Scala.

Are you going to see the film when it hits theaters this October?

What do you think about the trailer?

Let us know!

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