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Adam Sandler and Tom Cruise to play leading roles, perhaps?

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Facebook boydroid Mark Zuckerberg isn’t the only web kingpin to be portrayed on the silver screen, as a film about Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page has reportedly been optioned.

According to the Deadline blog, producer John Morris has got together with Michael London’s Groundswell Productions to buy movie rights to Ken Auletta’s book Googled: The End of the World As We Know It.

They plan to use the book as the outline for a feature film about Brin and Page as their web business speedily turned the two men into billionaires.

"It's about these two young guys who created a company that changed the world, and how the world in turn changed them,” said London, whose company will co-fund the film with Morris.

"The heart of the movie is their wonderful edict: don't be evil. At a certain point in the evolution of a company so big and powerful, there are a million challenges to that mandate.

"Can you stay true to principles like that as you become as rich and powerful as that company has become? The intention is to be sympathetic to Sergey and Larry, and hopefully the film will be as interesting as the company they created."

Meanwhile, David Fincher’s film about the early bitchy years of Facebook, The Social Network, is expected to hit cinema screens this autumn. ®

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