Danny Boyle + Leonardo DiCaprio + Aaron Sorkin. It’s a match made in Hollywood heaven that could become a reality…
Sorkin – writer of The West Wing and The Newsroom – has long been in line to pen a new film based on the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (and no, we’re not talking last year’s attempt starring Ashton Kutcher).
The project was originally set to reunite him with The Social Network director David Fincher, however the latter dropped out earlier this month reportedly over pay disputes and creative control.
But any disappointed fans of the Facebook flick can cheer themselves with the news that Fincher’s replacement could be Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle who is in talks to climb aboard the highly-anticipated project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
And while Fincher had reportedly been lining up long-time collaborator Christian Bale to play Jobs, Boyle is rumoured to have singled out his star of 2000 film The Beach, Leonardo DiCaprio, to play the technology pioneer who passed away from pancreatic cancer in October 2011.
Now, before you get too excited, we must stress that neither have signed on the dotted line. DiCaprio is committed to filming Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s thriller The Revenant in September while Boyle is currently shooting the full series of Channel 4 series Babylon from the pen of Peep Show creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong.