21 April 2014 3:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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

Scott Rudin is producing with Aaron Sorkin penning the script.

The film is 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 also say Leonardo DiCaprio has also been approached to star, but caution that this is also premature 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. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.


- Justin Kroll

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