Last week David Fincher dropped out of negotiations for Sony Pictures’ Steve Jobs biopic. According to THR, that director might be Slumdog Millionaire and Sunshine director Danny Boyle, and apparently he’s already reached out to Leonardo DiCaprio to possibly star in the film. The two talents previously worked together on The Beach.
We can’t see Leonardo playing Jobs at all. That casting just doesn’t make sense, we’ll have to wait and see if there’s truth behind the rumour.
The studio is apparently looking to get this film into production soon, and at this point it doesn’t look like Fincher will be coming back to the negotiation table. It’s a shame, but at least it looks like they might very well be getting an Academy Award-winning director to bring Jobs life to the big screen. I’m sure if he takes the gig, he’ll give us a great film. I just really wanted Fincher to do it. I’ll get over it.
The biopic is based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling authorized biography. That book was based on more than 40 interviews that the author had with Jobs, as well as interviews with friends, family, and colleagues.
The film itself is said to consist of three long scenes that feature the launches of some of Apple’s most buzzed-about product launches, including the Mac, NeXT (after Jobs had left Apple), and the iPod.