Natalie Portman in talks to star in Steve Jobs biopic

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Natalie Portman may star in Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie Photo: WikiCommons

Natalie Portman may play a major role in the upcoming Steve Jobs movie scripted by Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin.

The actress is in talks to join the film, reports Deadline, and while the details of her role are unknown, she’s expected to play a major part in the movie that will feature Steve Jobs’ first daughter Lisa as the main heroine.

Portman is probably too old for the Lisa role, but she could be slated to play Apple’s VP or PR, Katie Cotton, who was attached to Steve Jobs’ side at Apple events. Portman’s addition would be a huge get for the film which was dropped by Sony Pictures last week, but was quickly picked up by Universal. A number of male superstars have been attached to the problem-plagued project, but Portman is one of the first actresses in talks to join the project.

Jessica Chastain of Interstellar and Zero Dark Thirty fame has also been rumored to be in negotiations to join the Danny Boyle directed film too. Portman has been busy in Hollywood lately, starring in a string of films slated for release next year along with her directorial debut in A Tale Of Love And Darkness.

Michael Fassbender is supposedly the frontrunner to land the role of Steve Jobs. His lovable tech-sidekick could still be played by Seth Rogen, though there’s been no news Rogen’s involvement with the movie since Christian Bale decided to drop out. Aaron Sorkin says the film will be divided into three acts, each taking place back stage before an Apple product announcement.

Source: Deadline