Leonardo DiCaprio Approached To Play Steve Jobs in Biopic

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

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.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter