News - November 20, 2014

Sony drops Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic
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Sony drops Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic

Sony have shelved their planned biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, but the project is set to be resurrected by Universal. 

According to Deadline, Sony pulled out of producing the costly new biopic yesterday (November 19th) after producers had still failed to lock down an A-List star to play Jobs, but it already looks like Universal will snap it up and take over production. 

Recently it had been reported that talks had been begun with Michael Fassbender to take the role after both Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio had passed on the project. 

Seth Rogen had been thought to be in line to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, with Jessica Chastain also linked with a high-profile role. It's unknown what effect the move from Sony to Universal will have on the casting process. 

The new biopic will be directed by Danny Boyle, from a screenplay by The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin. 

There has been one biopic of Jobs already released, simply titled Jobs, it starred Ashton Kutcher and was released in 2013. 

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