‘Social Network’ Producer Dana Brunetti Options ‘Cutting the Cord,’ Memoir of Cell Phone Inventor (Exclusive)

‘Social Network’ Producer Dana Brunetti Options ‘Cutting the Cord,’ Memoir of Cell Phone Inventor (Exclusive)
Dana Brunetti, the producer behind “The Social Network,” “Captain Phillips” and Netflix’s “House of Cards,” has optioned Martin Cooper’s memoir “Cutting the Cord.” He plans to develop the novel as a feature film at Cavalry Media, his Los Angeles-based media and management company, with Keegan Rosenberger and Matt DelPiano.

Cooper, referred to as “the father of the cell phone,” is credited with inventing the first handheld cellular device at Motorola. The story, which Brunetti envisions as “The Social Network” (David Fincher’s 2010 biographical drama about Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg) for the analog age, follows the cutthroat competition between industry titans that threatened to bury Cooper’s creation, as well as the cell phone’s future impact on the lives of everyone.

“I’ve always been drawn to stories about amazing minds doing amazing things and Marty’s story is exactly that and then some,” Brunetti said. “Our lives
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