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With David Fincher officially no longer in the running to direct the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic scripted by Aaron Sorkin, Sony has spent the last week or so looking for a possible replacement, and today it's possible that they have found their man. Variety is reporting that Academy Award winner Danny Boyle has entered into early talks with the studio to helm the true life tech story.
But that's not all this update has to offer. While Christian Bale was the actor most recently rumored for the lead role in the movie, there is now word that the studio has approached Leonardo DiCaprio about the possibility of playing the lead role. The trade warns that this should not be taken as a sure thing in anyway, and notes that the star just joined the cast of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's The Renevant last week. At the same time, it's worth noting that Boyle and DiCaprio previously collaborated on 2000's The Beach, so that could possibly entice him to sign on.
Back in 2012 it was reported that the new Steve Jobs movie will be much different than the one starring Ashton Kutcher just through structure alone. The movie will be split into three chapters with each one taking place behind the scenes of one of Apple's famous product launches. The project doesn't have a release date yet, but given how the director search has amped up it seems like Sony wants to make this movie as soon as possible.
Boyle has been directing features since the early 1990s and has dabbled in all kinds of different genres - from druggy drama (Trainspotting) to sci-fi (Sunshine) to horror (28 Days Later...) to family-friendly comedy (Millions) - and a Steve Jobs biopic would once again be a whole new challenge for him to tackle. You can take a quick look at some of his past work in the trailers below:
What do you think about this possible director choice? Do you think DiCaprio would be a good fit to play the Apple co-founder? Tell us what you're thinking in the comments section below.