‘Steve Jobs’ Biopic Eyeing George Clooney and Noah Wyle

Both actors are in contention to play Apple CEO Steve Jobs in this upcoming project from Sony Pictures, which may be written by Aaron Sorkin.
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George Clooney and Noah Wyle in contention for the Steve Jobs biopicLast month, we reported that Sony Pictures is moving forward with a biopic on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, which was announced just days after he passed away at the age of 56. A new report indicates that actors George Clooney and Noah Wyle are both in contention to portray Steve Jobs.

Sony is fast-tracking the biopic, with an eye to start production sometime next year. We reported in October that Sony wants Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) to write the script. We haven't heard yet if Aaron Sorkin has agreed to come aboard this project yet or not.

Noah Wyle previously portrayed Steve Jobs in the 1999 TNT TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley. Both Noah Wyle and George Clooney starred on the hit NBC medical drama ER together.

Steve Jobs comes to theaters October 9th, 2015.

Sources:Now Magazine

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  • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

    @jayaottley Paul is to fat ha

    im suprised by Noah.. i didnt expect his name to be chosen but he could pull it off.. good for him


    • skywise • 4 years ago

      Noah Wyle definatly. Clooney has his moments but this just doesnt fit.


      • movie-nut • 4 years ago

        @insertusernamehere At first I thought Wyle, but then I read your comment and completely agree. Now that I can see Norton as Jobs, I can't see Wyle as him anymore.


        • dan1 • 4 years ago

          Noah Wyle, if they have to make this film. Don't like George Clooney.


          • slysnide • 4 years ago

            Noah Wyle over George Clooney. I just can't see him as Steve Jobs.


            • instead8909 • 4 years ago

              Why not just get the entire ER cast in it and have George do a miracle of some sort.


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                • jayaottley • 4 years ago

                  @insertusernamehere I agree i'd like to see Norton or Gosling


                  • Ryan-West • 4 years ago

                    Noah Wyle for sure. You could even consider it a "De-Facto" sequel to "Pirates of Silicon Valley". All they need now is to get Anthony Michael Hall to portray Bill Gates again and we're rocking.


                    • insertusernamehere • 4 years ago

                      I can see Clooney in the role. Edward Norton suits it better, though, I think. I've also thought Ryan Gosling could do it justice.


                      • moviemaniac66 • 4 years ago

                        Noah Wyle has already portrayed him, why not have him do it again I guess!


                        • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                          If they're doing a film about his whole life, then Wylie should be the pick.


                          • jayaottley • 4 years ago

                            Wow they are both awful choices..... I thought the top contender would be Paul Giamatti


                            • justinishulk • 4 years ago

                              @thedude-abides agreed with u... i would prefer Noah Wyle do it again or somebody else but not George Clooney please!!!


                              • the-crow2k • 4 years ago

                                They really dont waste time do they...


                                • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

                                  George Clooney is a horrible choice. As great an actor as he is, he's the last person anyone would want for a biopic -- unless he's playing himself, which he's proven he's pretty good at, lol.


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