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Leonardo DiCaprio might play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio might play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic


'Slumdog Millionaire' director reportedly in talks to direct

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The director and lead actor of the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic are still up in the air, and another pair of big names are now reportedly being eyed for the roles: Leonardo DiCaprio and Slumdog Millionaire-director Danny Boyle. The Hollywood Reporter says that Sony Pictures is now in talks to sign Boyle, who has already approached DiCaprio about the possibility of starring as Jobs. The Social Network director David Fincher had previously been in talks to direct with Christian Bale starring, but Sony is reportedly replacing him over high pay requests.

The combination of Boyle and DiCaprio would also be likely to make the film appeal to a far broader audience than the pairing of Fincher and Bale might. Though Boyle and DiCaprio's history together — the 2000 film The Beach — was widely panned, there's no reason to suspect it'll happen again: much of Boyle's work has been widely acclaimed, with his film history including Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, and 127 Hours. This is still tentative news, however, so as with Fincher, we may not know the final names involved just yet.