Jesse Eisenberg to Appear in ‘Newsroom’ Pilot

by | April 13, 2012 at 6:55 PM | Celebrities, TV News

Justin Timberlake and Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network" (Sony)


LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Jesse Eisenberg and Aaron Sorkin are having a little bit of a reunion.

Eisenberg, star of “The Social Network,” will appear in the pilot episode of Sorkin’s HBO series “The Newsroom.” Sorkin, of course, wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for the 2010 film about the gestational era of Facebook.

Alas, Eisenberg’s participation will be fairly minimal — he has a small voiceover part, and only for the pilot episode, which airs June 24 at 10 p.m.

“The Newsroom” stars Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn and Sam Waterston, and revolves around a cable news anchor (played by Daniels) and his new executive producer, newsroom staff and boss as they attempt to do honest reporting in an atmosphere of corporate-controlled media.