Leonardo DiCaprio Approached To Play Steve Jobs in Biopic

A young DiCaprio being directed by Boyle more than a decade ago.

A young DiCaprio being directed by Boyle more than a decade ago on the set of “The Beach.”

Now that David Fincher isn’t in the running to direct Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic, Christian Bale probably won’t star. As Sony searches for someone else to helm the project, another director and star actor combo have been added to the mix.

Oscar-winnng director Danny Boyle is reportedly in early talks to direct the movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. And he has approached Leonardo DiCaprio to play Jobs.

Sony bought the rights to Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography shortly after it came out several years ago. Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has finished the script, but the studio has had difficulty nailing down a director.

Boyle, who recently directed the British film Trance, directed DiCaprio in 2000’s The Beach, so it wouldn’t be the first time the pair has worked together. DiCaprio, who is coming off a busy 2013 with The Wolf of Wall Street, is set to star in an upcoming thriller called The Revenant this fall. His schedule could complicate his involvement if Sony wants to go into production soon.

Leonardo DiCaprio Approached To Play Steve Jobs in Biopic

  • jake weber

    Could this be his first Oscar?

  • Super Nerd Podcast

    DiCaprio could play Steve Jobs, and he could do it extremely well…..BUT Christian Bale would have BECOME Jobs, and I think the performance would have become legend. I really hope Sony gets un-stupid and work things out with Fincher/Bale combo.

  • old_school

    I also think Christian Bale is by far better choice, Bale is more striking as an actor!

  • Jerry Maxwell

    Bale or Noah Wyle again

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