A new leading man is reportedly in the running to play Steve Jobs in the Sony Pictures film about the Apple co-founder and CEO. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Leonardo DiCaprio has been approached to star.
And there’s a new director in talks to helm the picture – Danny Boyle. The director won an Academy Award for “Slumdog Millionaire” in 2008 and also helmed the horror classic “28 Days Later.”
The casting process for the untitled film has had its fair share of twists and turns. David Fincher, who directed “The Social Network,” was close to taking on the project. But last week, Sony Pictures dropped him because of his compensation and control requests.
Fincher’s top choice to play Jobs was reportedly Batman trilogy star Christian Bale.
The script itself is written by Aaron Sorkin and based on the Walter Isaacson bestselling book “Steve Jobs.” It reportedly is composed of three long product launches for the Mac, NeXT cube, and iPod.
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