“Moving fast to replace David Fincher on its highly anticipated Steve Jobs movie, Sony Pictures is in talks with Danny Boyle to direct the biopic of the late Apple Computer co-founder,” Kim Masters reports for The Hollywood Reporter. “Boyle is said to have approached Leonardo DiCaprio to star… Fincher had wanted Christian Bale for the title role, though the actor was not signed.”

“The film is to be produced by Scott Rudin and written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), based on the best-selling biography of Jobs by Walter Isaacson,” Masters reports. “Film 360’s Guymon Casady and Mark Gordon are also producers on the film.”

Masters reports, “The Jobs film could mark a reteaming of DiCaprio and Boyle, the star and director, respectively, of 2000’s The Beach. Neither has previously worked with Sorkin.”

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