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Leonardo DiCaprio Could Star in Sony's 'Steve Jobs' Biopic, Danny Boyle in Talks to Direct

Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic may be directed by Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The news comes a week after The Social Network director David Fincher failed to reach a deal with Sony, reportedly over fees.

Boyle is said to be in talks with Sony Pictures to direct the film, which uses material from Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography and will focus on three 30-minute scenes ahead of three product launches.

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While Fincher was rumored to be interested in Christian Bale to play the role of Steve Jobs, Boyle reportedly has his eye on another big star -- Leonardo DiCaprio. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Boyle has approached DiCaprio to play Jobs in the film.

Aside from Slumdog Millionaire, Boyle has directed hits like 127 Hours, Trainspotting, and The Beach, which DiCaprio also starred in. DiCaprio has been in major films like Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street, and The Great Gatsby. Boyle was also in charge of the opening ceremonies at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Aaron Sorkin completed the script for the biopic back in January, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak working as a consultant on the film. No potential release date has been announced.

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9 months ago
Would be a hard sell. Can't see him as Jobs...
Rating: 15 Votes
9 months ago
He may finally win the Oscar!!!!!!
Rating: 12 Votes
9 months ago
Great, Leo as Steve and Woz is Jonah Hill.

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Rating: 10 Votes
9 months ago

Would be a hard sell. Can't see him as Jobs...


I don't see him as Jobs either.

But on the other hand. I didn't see him in any movie after being degraded to a teenage star in Titanic. And since then, he did a fantastic job in almost every movie he played in. So I'm pretty sure he'd know how to play Steve Jobs as well. Amazing actor.
Rating: 9 Votes
9 months ago

He is human. Humans make mistakes. Why are you ******** over it? Are you his daughter?


Sorry that I've offended you. Are you also a deadbeat dad?:confused:
Rating: 4 Votes
9 months ago
Danny Boyle eh? This could actually turn out to be good.
Rating: 3 Votes
9 months ago

I wonder how realistic the movie is gonna be and parts will be left out.

Like the part where he didn't pay child support...abandoning his daughter and her mother to the point they had to live on welfare. Or when he lied and pocketed the bonus money that Woz didn't know about.

But Steve Jobs invented the iPhone so he's a great guy:D


He is human. Humans make mistakes. Why are you ******** over it? Are you his daughter?
Rating: 3 Votes
9 months ago


If you were rich and divorced would you want your child spoiled with riches? Do you not believe that your child should grow and learn the basis of "the american way?"


I agreed with your post until this one. Jobs was exceptionally shady regarding his firstborn daughter, to the point where he wouldn't even acknowledge that he was the father.
Rating: 3 Votes
9 months ago
Leo's one of my favorite actors but the The best guy for this role IMO is Daniel Day Lewis

He looks close enough and he has the same height and build as Jobs and also is around the same age (two years younger).

Plus he's arguably in the Top 3 best actors in the world at the moment

he looks close enough IMO, he would be the best choice, the only hard part would be landing him since he's extremely picky with roles.




Rating: 3 Votes
9 months ago
Boyle - yes

DiCaprio - no
Rating: 3 Votes

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