Rashida Jones Goes Back to Harvard to be a Part of The Social Network

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Just a day after announcing that David Fincher's The Social Network will be released in theaters on October 15, 2010, word has come down the pipeline that actress Rashida Jones will be joining the cast. Jones was a regular on television's The Office and Parks and Recreation, and recently starred in I Love You, Man with Jason Segel and Paul Rudd.

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But what makes the news particularly interesting is that Jones, daughter of legendary music producer Quincy Jones, graduated from Harvard in 1997, only years before The Social Network's central figure, Mark Zuckerberg, created Facebook in his dorm room.

What role Jones is playing in the film was not announced, and as she is clearly too old to play a college student, there are definitely questions as to what her function in the film could be. One possible option could be Gretchen, a lawyer on the prosecution against Zuckerberg in a trial involving the questionable ways in which Facebook was started.

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The Social Network Quotes

Facebook Lawyer: Mr. Zuckerberg, do I have your full attention?
Mark Zuckerberg: [stares out the window] No.
Facebook Lawyer: Do you think I deserve it?
Mark Zuckerberg: [looks at the lawyer] What?
Facebook Lawyer: Do you think I deserve your full attention?
Mark Zuckerberg: I had to swear an oath before we began this deposition, and I don't want to purjure myself, so I have a legal obligation to say no.
Facebook Lawyer: Okay - no. You don't think I deserve your attention.
Mark Zuckerberg: I think if your clients want to sit on my shoulders and call themselves tall, they have the right to give it a try - but there's no requirement that I enjoy sitting here listening to people lie. You have part of my attention - you have the minimum amount. The rest of my attention is back at the offices of Facebook, where my colleagues and I are doing things that no one in this room, including and especially your clients, are intellectually or creatively capable of doing.
[pauses]
Mark Zuckerberg: Did I adequately answer your condescending question?

Marylin Delpy: The site got 2200 hits within 2 hours?
Mark Zuckerberg: Thousand.
Marylin Delpy: I'm sorry?
Mark Zuckerberg: Twenty-two *thousand*.

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