First Look: Justin Timberlake in Fincher's The Social Network
by Alex Billington
December 2, 2009
This isn't exactly the most exciting photo revealing Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker, but it might be if you're an Nsync fan. Timberlake sports a full head of thick curls reminiscent of his days in the boy band in these new photos from Just Jared and The Daily Mail. The paparazzi got a few shots of Timberlake on the set of David Fincher's The Social Network playing Napster found Sean Parker, who actually had a hand in the early development of Facebook. I made a quick comparison shot which you can see above that shows Timberlake on set and the real Sean Parker (on the right). You can see a few more photos of him below.
Sean Parker was involved in the development of Facebook because right when co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin were on the precipice of something big with the site, Sean met with Mark secretly, told him to drop Eduardo from the company, and then was secretly hired with a 5% stake in the company. He helped take Facebook global and expand while also effectively pushing out Eduardo so that it could actually take off. It's more complicated than that, but he's an integral character. I'm already really looking forward to this and Timberlake looks good in the role. Let's see what Fincher can do with this former Nsync member!