Sony said to be considering Danny Boyle to direct Jobs biopic, Leonardo DiCaprio could star

By , Apr 21, 2014

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Sony Pictures is eyeing Danny Boyle as the new director of its Steve Jobs biopic titled “Jobs”, after David Fincher decided not to step in the role, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Boyle nor Sony have officially confirmed the news, and the publication reports the deal is not yet done and that both parties are still in talks. Boyle is known for his work in the Slumdog Millionaire and 28 Days Later, among other films.

Furthermore, there’s word Boyle has approached Leonardo DiCaprio, of The Great Gatsby and The Wolf of Wall Street fame, to star in the film as Jobs. Let’s just hope he doesn’t drop as many “F Bombs” as he did in The Wolf of Wall Street…

Before Fincher stepped out of the project for not getting the negotiations he was hoping for, Christian Bale of Batman fame was slated for the role, reports noted in the past. The actor never signed, however, and is thought to have parted ways from Sony along with Fincher.

Sony’s Jobs film is written by Aaron Sorkin, who also wrote The Social Network, and is based on the best-selling biography of Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

Not much is known about what the film will entail, though Sorkin has said in the past he wanted the film to revolve around three major scenes revolving around three major Apple events. Variety reported in January Sorkin’s script for the film has been turned in to Sony Pictures.

Will DiCaprio make a good Jobs?

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  • Framboogle

    We all know why Leonardo would do it

    • http://twitter.com/jmarsh5 Justin Marshall

      Well played!

  • Lance Baker

    Holy crap. Danny Boyle is awesome.

  • Bruce

    Lets hope leo doesn’t ask for as much as he did for wolf of wall street.

    • David Villamizar

      Why not?

  • David Villamizar

    I hope the “F Bombs” get tripled since it’s Steve Jobs.

  • Qasim

    Maybe he would finally get a oscar over this

  • therealjjohnson

    Wasn’t this movie just made though?

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