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.

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  1. Becca's 3rd grade teacher Ms. Jane says:

    Dearest Becca, one spells “your” only when one is referring to something possessive (e.g. – “You fanny basher, you left your hat on my garbage can”). In your witty remark, you should have written “You’re all fanny bashers! Also, you’re all ugly. Ha ha ha!”


  2. Reblogged this on Hoskins | Dieuvil P.C. and commented:
    Another “Jobs” movie?

  3. Infected Frank says:

    Danny Boyle is playing the whole mayweather vs pacquiao thing with 28 Months Later, we all know its gonna happen, but it just hasn’t happened…He should quit doing dinky movies and start development on it, and the screenplays for it…Mr Boyle you have to finish what u started and u simply do it best for the zombie/infected genre….bring all 3 movies together and get the ball tolling on one of the most anticipated movies of all time…No diss to DiCaprio cause Leo is a beast at anything he does, if u do do this movie please hit us the fans over the head with 28 Months Later say, 2015, 2016 release???? Beware of the infected!!

  4. Preston says:

    Depending on if Leo get the role and how dimensional Sorkin writes Jobs, this could be Leo’s Oscar performance

  5. Eddie DaRoza says:

    Reblogged this on Media Meltup and commented:
    RUMOR: Leo DiCaprio and Danny Boyle on “the good Steve Jobs movie”

  6. Beat Me Up says:

    Wrong man for the job. Sure now we’re to get animation, jump-cuts, freeze frame, reverse frames and jarring images for the sake of it. Maybe Boyle’s Jobs will take a leap in the toilet in search for a dropped hit of acid. Not a fan of Slumdog (the style of telling or the look of it…) but maybe Boyle will ease off on the Guinness enough to tell the story straight. He needs someone to whisper in his ear that he’s a genius… maybe that’s it. Always trying to outdo the page instead of simply shooting the page. Fincher was a much more arresting choice.

    • I think Danny Boyle is one of the most talented directors out there today, but I agree that his style just doesn’t seem like a good choice for this kind of story, or for the kind of script that Sorkin is capable of writing. It’s definitely going to be weird, though interesting. I’d still check it out.

      • Beat Me Up says:

        This script is written (I’m sure that bonehead supreme, Carson Reeves at Script Shadow is drooling to ‘review; it: pha!); it’s apparently three scenes; but now that Fincher is out, I’m sure Doyle will be calling for the confetti mix. I think asking Doyle to tell it straight is akin to asking Tarantino to cleanse his script(s: there are 10 more where that came from don’t forget), of the word ‘nigger’. I thought the visual ADD thing killed The Beach… he needs to chill on it. I didn’t find 127 hours visually interesting either. I go to the theater to see a story, not a ‘story style’.

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