Aaron Sorkin has already penned a new Steve Jobs biopic that has been adapted from his official biography. Though so far it is not known who is going to portray the deceased Apple co-founder and CEO. Previous rumors suggested that David Fincher was in talks to direct and that he was reaching out to Christian Bale for the lead. Latest word on the street is that Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle is being tapped to direct, and that he has already reached out to Leonardo DiCaprio to possibly star as Jobs.
A recent report suggested that Sony Pictures had balked at the demands being made by David Fincher, which included high pay and control over the film’s marketing. The studio is now in talks to sign Boyle who has already worked with DiCaprio in the past.
DiCaprio has had ample experience of playing the visionary guy in a number of films, the most notable of which is The Aviator. He portrayed Howard Hughes in that film and nailed all the nuances of the character. Still one might argue that there really isn’t a lot of resemblance between the two, but if Ashton Kutcher can be made to look like Steve Jobs, anything is possible.
Sorkin has revealed that the film will essentially consist of three 30-minute scenes which depict three important events in Jobs personal and professional life. Filming is expected to begin next year provided that the studio is able to get cast and crew onboard.