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04-22-2014, 09:28 PM #1
Danny Boyle to Reportedly Direct Jobs Biopic with Leonardo DiCaprio Set to Star
With Sony’s big-budget Jobs biopic in limbo after David Fincher backed out of the project, new rumors say director Danny Boyle may reteam with Leonardo DiCaprio to take on the story of Apple’s cofounder. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is in discussions with Boyle to direct the biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s official Jobs biography.
In the same report, the publication mentioned Boyle approached DiCaprio to play Jobs, though it’s unclear if the actor is interested in the role. The two previously worked on The Beach in 2000. The recent news comes one week after David Fincher reportedly pulled out of the project after making excessive demands of $10 million in up-front payment and full control over marketing. Sony was supposedly hesitant in handing over the reins after a marketing debacle with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
A reporter earlier this year claimed Fincher would only director the feature if actor Christian Bale agreed to play Jobs. For now, the only confirmed name on the roster is screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who won an Oscar for his work on The Social Network. Much like Jobs’ biopic, Social Network revolved around another big Silicon Valley name in Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter