The Hollywood Reporter says that Sony Pictures is in talks with Leonardo DiCaprio to play the roll of Steve Jobs in the film adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography. Last year’s movie “Jobs”, staring Ashton Kutcher, didn’t do too well at the box office and hit sour notes with critics. Sony is basing their film off of the actual biography of Steve Jobs which is probably a good idea given that a lot of what is written in that book comes from Jobs himself. Sony is also hitting up Danny Boyle to direct the film as the deal with David Fincher fell through due to some disagreements between Sony and the director.
The script will be written by Aaron Sorkin and the film produced by Scott Rudin. The wildcard here is DiCaprio. I’ve not been a fan of DiCaprio until recent years. He has matured a whole lot and I can actually enjoy his movies now. As an actor I appreciate him more than Ashton Kutcher but I do give Ashton the advantage in the looks department; there is a resemblance to Jobs there. But even so, what matters is the acting, the physical appearance can be overlooked so long as the acting is good.
No word on when they start production of the film, nor a projected release date, they have to nail down the cast first for all of that. What do you think of Leonardo DiCaprio playing the role of Steve Jobs? Great pick? Or, what are they thinking? Did you like the Ashton Kutcher Jobs movie? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.
Sources caution that deals are not done. And DiCaprio has committed to star in Alejandro GonzalezInarritu’s thriller The Revenant for New Regency starting in September.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter