Sony Pays Big Money for Steve Jobs Movie

SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 07: Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds the new iPhone 4 after he delivered the opening keynote address at the 2010 Apple World Wide Developers conference June 7, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Jobs kicked off their annual WWDC with the announcement of the new iPhone 4. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Photo: Justin Sullivan/2010 Getty Images

Two days after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs succumbed to pancreatic cancer, Sony has made a big play for an intended Jobs biopic. Deadline reports that the studio has agreed to pay $1 million against $3 million to acquire the movie rights to Steve Jobs, the authorized biography written by Walter Isaacson that was recently bumped up a month to an October 24 release date. The big question, of course, is who in Hollywood could play Jobs. (The non-question, of course, is what he would wear.) [Deadline]