Jesse Eisenberg really had people paying attention with his performance of Mark Zuckerberg in the Aaron Sorkin scripted drama The Social Network. Meanwhile, Sorkin is making his return to television this summer in the highly buzzed about drama The Newsroom on HBO, featuring Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, and more. Now, it seems Sorking has tapped Eisenberg for the two to reunite in his latest project, as the actor is headed to TV himself.
Eisenberg will guest star on The Newsroom…but, there’s a catch. He’ll only be playing a small voice over role in the series premiere episode, EW reveals. It’s said his voice is “easily recognized as a key newsmaker”, but fails to really go into details. It’s unclear if Eisenberg will also continue past the series premiere, much like other actors who perform often uncredited voiceover roles (Michael Cera in Children’s Hospital), but it’s certainly a possibility.
From the mind of The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin comesThe Newsroom, a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor (played by Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), the newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel) and their boss (Sam Waterston), the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles-not to mention their own personal entanglements.
The Newsroom will kick off a ten episode first season on June 24th at 10PM on HBO.