Things went a bit sideways last week when David Fincher left the planned biopic of Steve Jobs, which Social Network screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has been working on the script for. The issue appears to have been Fincher demands over pay and control, which Sony wasn’t willing to bend to.
However now things are moving forward once again, with THR reporting that Danny Boyle is in talks to direct the movie, and the filmmaker has already approached Leonardo DiCaprio to play the late Apple co-founder. Danny Boyle and Leonardo DiCaprio previously worked together on The Beach.
The Steve Jobs biopic will be based on Walter Isaacson’s biography, which was based on numerous interview with the man himself and those around him. Sorking has said that the movie will centre three key speeches, where Jobs announced the innovative Apple products Mac, NeXT, and the original iPod. Apple’s other co-founder, Steve Wozniak, is serving as a consultant on the film.
No deal is currently set with either Boyle or DiCaprio, and there may be issues with DiCaprio’s schedule, as he recently committed to The Revenant, which starts shooting in September.