Just one week after director David Fincher bowed out of the Steve Jobs biopic, Sony Pictures is in talks with Danny Boyle to direct. The filmmaker has reportedly approached Leonardo DiCaprio to star as the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
When David Fincher was attached to direct, the filmmaker was adamant that Christian Bale play the title role, with a report from last month revealing the director would only take the job if Christian Bale signed on. The actor was never attached to the project.
Sources claim that the deals are not finalized for Danny Boyle or Leonardo DiCaprio, who has committed to starring in director Alejandro González Iñárritu's The Revenant, which starts shooting in September.
Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay, based on Walter Isaacson's biography that chronicles Steve Jobs' life. The screenwriter revealed in /aaron-sorkin-reveals-steve-jobs-movie-will-consist-of-3-half-hour-pre-keynote-scenes/November 2012 that the story will be made up of three half-hour speeches, just before Steve Jobs announced the innovative Apple products Mac, NeXT, and the original iPod. Apple's other co-founder, Steve Wozniak, is serving as a consultant on the film, which will be produced by Scott Rudin, Guymon Casady and Mark Gordon.