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Danny Boyle and Leonardo DiCaprio in talks for Sony's Steve Jobs biopic

Apr. 21, 2014by: Alex Maidy

When one door closes, another opens. Sometimes that may even be in an unexpected pairing. After David Fincher dropped out of Sony's Steve Jobs biopic due to lack of creative control which included his desire to cast Christian Bale in the lead. With Fincher gone, the Aaron Sorkin scripted movie has been awaiting some new big names to shepherd it to the big screen.

The Hollywood Reporter thinks that pairing may be Danny Boyle and Leonardo DiCaprio. Boyle is best known to audiences as the Oscar-winning director of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and 127 HOURS, but fans have known his work going back to TRAINSPOTTING, 28 DAYS LATER, SHALLOW GRAVE, SUNSHINE, and THE BEACH. In fact, it was THE BEACH where Boyle and DiCaprio first collaborated.

Sony was hoping to keep Fincher on board to recreate the award-winning team behind THE SOCIAL NETWORK. Now, we could see how a fresh star and director can tackle Aaron Sorkin's fast-talking script. Boyle has definitely shown he can handle a myriad of genres and styles and reteaming with DiCaprio could result in some serious Oscar bait, but I wonder if this is the right combo to tell the story of the Apple founder. DiCaprio may be a chameleon but even he would have to admit it is a stretch to compare him to Steve Jobs, physically.

Leonardo DiCaprio is currently attached to star in THE REVENANT for Alejandro Gonzalex Inarritu while Boyle has not begun working on his follow-up project after last year's lackluster TRANCE. I wouldn't expect to see this movie until late 2015 or early 2016, but consider me intrigued.

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6:50PM on 04/22/2014
I'm behind this simply because the two should definitely work together again, on anything. But Leo as Jobs would be a big stretch to be sure. And Trance was anything but lackluster.
I'm behind this simply because the two should definitely work together again, on anything. But Leo as Jobs would be a big stretch to be sure. And Trance was anything but lackluster.
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11:54AM on 04/22/2014
Seriously, who gives a shit about Steve Jobs?
Seriously, who gives a shit about Steve Jobs?
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9:52AM on 04/22/2014
I still think Tom Cruise would make a more convincing Steve Jobs. Leo is a very good actor, but I just can't picture him in Jobs role. Now if he would play as Wozniak, THAT would be interesting.
I still think Tom Cruise would make a more convincing Steve Jobs. Leo is a very good actor, but I just can't picture him in Jobs role. Now if he would play as Wozniak, THAT would be interesting.
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9:40AM on 04/22/2014

Ugh, such a waste for these people to be involved.

Steve Jobs is an insignificant little twat on the history radar. He is only looked up to be hipster douchebags who think it is cool to say they liked Apple before anyone else. Apple is nothing but a company making money off your grandparents inability to use technology. They release the same crap every year and make very little changes. They go back and forth on size (last year 16% smaller, this year 8% bigger!) and its just a shame.

Jobs as a person was boring and had anger issues. But this
Steve Jobs is an insignificant little twat on the history radar. He is only looked up to be hipster douchebags who think it is cool to say they liked Apple before anyone else. Apple is nothing but a company making money off your grandparents inability to use technology. They release the same crap every year and make very little changes. They go back and forth on size (last year 16% smaller, this year 8% bigger!) and its just a shame.

Jobs as a person was boring and had anger issues. But this movie will do nothing but act as a fluff piece to blow all the apple fanboys who know literally nothing about the guy.

Maybe if this was about his working with Bill Gates and Steve Wozniak, the movie could have some potential but I bet it will focus on how he is "the worlds greatest inventor of all time"
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5:51AM on 04/22/2014
Such talent wasted on Steve Jobs
Such talent wasted on Steve Jobs
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1:00AM on 04/22/2014
I'm all for a Danny Boyle-helmed Jobs biopic, but didn't DiCaprio say he was going to take some time off from acting for awhile? I only ask because between this and REVENANT, he seems to be going about it all wrong.
I'm all for a Danny Boyle-helmed Jobs biopic, but didn't DiCaprio say he was going to take some time off from acting for awhile? I only ask because between this and REVENANT, he seems to be going about it all wrong.
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9:38PM on 04/22/2014
Jesus why does this come up so often? His break is already over, has been for a while now. He took a break after he finished shooting on Wolf of Wall Street. It'll be about 2 full years between him shooting Wolf of Wall Street and shooting The Revenant. 2 years is a long break for an actor. He didn't say he was retiring.
Jesus why does this come up so often? His break is already over, has been for a while now. He took a break after he finished shooting on Wolf of Wall Street. It'll be about 2 full years between him shooting Wolf of Wall Street and shooting The Revenant. 2 years is a long break for an actor. He didn't say he was retiring.
11:27PM on 04/21/2014

Just scrap the project

Fincher and Bale were perfect for this, but now since the two of them are done I'd much prefer the project to just be abandoned.
Fincher and Bale were perfect for this, but now since the two of them are done I'd much prefer the project to just be abandoned.
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10:44PM on 04/21/2014
How many Steve jobs movies do we need, jeez
How many Steve jobs movies do we need, jeez
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11:05PM on 04/21/2014
I guess one for every year he was alive because so many people think he's a god.
I guess one for every year he was alive because so many people think he's a god.
9:36PM on 04/21/2014
rather than a biopic,i would like to see a trippy Psychological thriller in their combo
rather than a biopic,i would like to see a trippy Psychological thriller in their combo
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9:26PM on 04/21/2014
This sounds much more interesting then Fincher and Bale. I'm sure DiCaprio could easily transform into Jobs under the guidance of Boyle because the the two of them can do anything and are nothing but quality.
This sounds much more interesting then Fincher and Bale. I'm sure DiCaprio could easily transform into Jobs under the guidance of Boyle because the the two of them can do anything and are nothing but quality.
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9:17PM on 04/21/2014

No Leo please no.

I love Leo to death but I really don't want him chasing Oscars. If it's a natural fit for Leo and a natural progression into that character I'd say, go for it. But please Leo. Don't play Steve Jobs.
I love Leo to death but I really don't want him chasing Oscars. If it's a natural fit for Leo and a natural progression into that character I'd say, go for it. But please Leo. Don't play Steve Jobs.
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9:12PM on 04/21/2014
I'd rather see Leo play Steve Jobs than Bale.
I'd rather see Leo play Steve Jobs than Bale.
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9:06PM on 04/21/2014
Sounds better than Fincher and Bale. This actually has a shot at being accessible and making money.
Sounds better than Fincher and Bale. This actually has a shot at being accessible and making money.
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