Sony Drops Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs Film, Universal Picks Up Pieces
There's no doubt that Sony Pictures has had some trouble getting the latest Steve Jobs biopic off the ground with David Fincher once in talks to direct, only to fall away and have it land in the hands of Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle. Then, things seemed to look up when the leading man that Fincher originally wanted, Christian Bale, circled back around to the project. However, Bale has since left the film as well, with Michael Fassbender being the top contender to take the role, though no deal is in place. But now, it won't be Sony's problem anymore as Deadline reports the studio has dropped the film. Read on!
However, the good news is that this doesn't mean the script from The Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin will just sit on a shelf. Universal Pictures is already in the midst of locking down a deal to pick up the abandoned project, and they've basically already given it a greenlight. The deal is expected to close tomorrow, and producers are hoping the film doesn't lose any steam. But the question remains as to who will end up taking the lead role of the Apple co-founder, and if previously named co-star Seth Rogen will stay on board the film if Fassbender does end up with the part. Stay tuned to see how it all shakes out.