Sad news for Leonardo DiCaprio fans, the leading man has dropped out of recent plans to star in a Steve Jobs biopic, directed by nothing other than British mastermind Danny Boyle. DiCaprio had been in talks with Sony to play the late Apple Computer co-founder but has since backed out to film, to work on his latest project The Revenant. This would have been the first time since 2000 that Boyle and DiCaprio would have worked together, after their collaboration on The Beach.
However, it seems that Sony are looking towards some of Hollywood’s other leading men to replace DiCaprio. Rumor has it they’re looking at Bradley Cooper, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck or Christian Bale to play Jobs. It is certain that Sony want an A list star as their leading man and with that line up, they’ll definitely deliver. Scripted by Aaron Sorkin, who brought us screenplays like Moneyball and The Social Network, the narrative will be broken down into different real-time segments, each depicting moments before the release of some major Apple projects. Who would you like to play the famous tech jockey Steven Jobs?