Danny Boyle targeted for Steve Jobs biopic

News Simon Brew 22 Apr 2014 - 07:30

It looks like David Fincher is out, and Danny Boyle - perhaps with Leonardo DiCaprio - is in, where the Steve Jobs biopic is concerned...

Whilst he never officially signed on to make the film, director David Fincher had been widely expected to direct the biopic of Apple founder Steve Jobs. It would have seen a reunion of The Social Network team too, given that Scott Rudin is producing, and Aaron Sorkin is on screenplay duties.

However, Fincher opted not to sign up to direct the Steve Jobs movie, and Sony has apparently acted quickly in securing a director. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Danny Boyle is now been linked with directing the film. Furthermore, Leonardo DiCaprio is now being targeted as the man to play Steve Jobs in the film. Christian Bale had been the leading candidate when Fincher was still involved, but - as with Fincher - never signed on the dotted line.

Neither Boyle nor DiCaprio - who last worked together on The Beach - have thus far officially committed to the project. Were DiCaprio to sign up, then his immediate priority would be the thriller The Revenant, which he agreed to make a week or two ago, and is due to shoot in September. It's feasible now that the Steve Jobs biopic won't shoot until next year at the earliest.

The Hollywood Reporter.

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