Danny Boyle to Direct Steve Jobs Movie, Leonardo DiCaprio May Star


Hot on the heels of David Fincher‘s departure from the project last week, it now emerges that Sony is in talks with director Danny Boyle to helm the upcoming Steve Jobs movie based on the Walter Isaacson biography.

The Slumdog Millionaire filmmaker has reportedly already approached Leonardo DiCaprio (the duo previously worked together on 2000’s The Beach) to take on the leading role, but caution that he has not been signed, with the actor recently committed to star in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s thriller The Revenant, which starts production in September.

Whatever the case may be, Boyle has entered into early talks with the studio to helm the true life tech story and the prospect of Boyle and DiCaprio reuniting on an Aaron Sorkin script is highly exciting despite looking silly.

A Steve Jobs biopic would once again be a whole new challenge for Boyle to tackle as he has dabbled in many different genres over the years from urban drug drama in Trainspotting to sci-fi in Sunshine to zombie horror in 28 Days Later… to a quirky comedy Millions.

THR first reported the news.