You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Danny Boyle Boards Steve Jobs Movie; Leo DiCaprio to Star?

Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is in early talks to direct Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic “Jobs.”

Scott Rudin is producing, with Aaron Sorkin penning the script based on the Walter Isaacson biography “Steve Jobs,” to which Sony acquired the rights following the Apple mogul’s death in 2011.

Dealmaking is in the early days, and sources say Leonardo DiCaprio has also been approached to star, but caution that he has not been signed, with the actor recently committing to New Regency’s “The Revenant” as his next pic, which starts production in September.

Sony had gone out to David Fincher to helm, but the director eventually passed on directing the film.

Guymon Casady and Mark Gordon are also on board as producers.

Boyle is repped by WME and last directed “Trance” for Fox Searchlight. His drama “Slumdog Millionaire” won the Oscar for best picture in 2009.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

More Film

  • Cinema Audio Society 2018 Winners: 'Dunkirk,'

    'Dunkirk,' 'Game of Thrones' Win Cinema Audio Society Awards for Sound Mixing

    Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is in early talks to direct Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic “Jobs.” Scott Rudin is producing, with Aaron Sorkin penning the script based on the Walter Isaacson biography “Steve Jobs,” to which Sony acquired the rights following the Apple mogul’s death in 2011. Dealmaking is in the early days, and sources say […]

  • Kazuhiro Tsuji Darkest Hour Makeup artist

    'Darkest Hour,' 'American Horror Story' Lead Make-up and Hair Stylists Guild Winners

    Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is in early talks to direct Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic “Jobs.” Scott Rudin is producing, with Aaron Sorkin penning the script based on the Walter Isaacson biography “Steve Jobs,” to which Sony acquired the rights following the Apple mogul’s death in 2011. Dealmaking is in the early days, and sources say […]

  • Isle of Dogs

    The 10 Best Films of the 2018 Berlin Film Festival

    Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is in early talks to direct Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic “Jobs.” Scott Rudin is producing, with Aaron Sorkin penning the script based on the Walter Isaacson biography “Steve Jobs,” to which Sony acquired the rights following the Apple mogul’s death in 2011. Dealmaking is in the early days, and sources say […]

  • Indian Actress Sridevi Kapoor Arrives For

    Legendary Bollywood Actress Sridevi Dies at 54

    Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is in early talks to direct Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic “Jobs.” Scott Rudin is producing, with Aaron Sorkin penning the script based on the Walter Isaacson biography “Steve Jobs,” to which Sony acquired the rights following the Apple mogul’s death in 2011. Dealmaking is in the early days, and sources say […]

  • NMHC Impact Awards

    Aubrey Plaza, NHMC President Call Out Under-Representation of Latinos at Impact Awards

    Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is in early talks to direct Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic “Jobs.” Scott Rudin is producing, with Aaron Sorkin penning the script based on the Walter Isaacson biography “Steve Jobs,” to which Sony acquired the rights following the Apple mogul’s death in 2011. Dealmaking is in the early days, and sources say […]

  • Emma Chambers'HOW DO YOU WANT ME'

    'Notting Hill' Actress Emma Chambers Dies at 53

    Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is in early talks to direct Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic “Jobs.” Scott Rudin is producing, with Aaron Sorkin penning the script based on the Walter Isaacson biography “Steve Jobs,” to which Sony acquired the rights following the Apple mogul’s death in 2011. Dealmaking is in the early days, and sources say […]

  • Las herederas The Heiresses

    Berlin Double Silver Bear Winner 'The Heiresses' Sells Major Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

    Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is in early talks to direct Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic “Jobs.” Scott Rudin is producing, with Aaron Sorkin penning the script based on the Walter Isaacson biography “Steve Jobs,” to which Sony acquired the rights following the Apple mogul’s death in 2011. Dealmaking is in the early days, and sources say […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content