The folks over at THR are hearing that Danny Boyle (‘Trance,’ ‘127 Hours,’ ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ ‘ Trainspotting’) is in talks to take the director’s chair for Sony’s Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic.
Based on the authorized biography by Walter Isaacson, which Sony acquired the rights following the Apple mogul’s death in 2011, the film unfolds in ‘real time’ with three long scenes that follow Jobs backstage at three major Apple launches – “the first one being the Mac, the second one being NeXT (after he had left Apple), and the third one being the iPod.”
The studio has also reportedly approached Leonardo DiCaprio, who previously worked with Boyle on ‘The Beach,’ to portray the late Apple co-founder and Pixar CEO.
Producers on the project include Scott Rudin, and Film 360’s Guymon Casady and Mark Gordon. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will serve as a consultant.
‘The Social Network’ helmer David Fincher was previously being lined up to direct the biopic but exited earlier this month due to creative differences.