Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting director Danny Boyle is in talks to helm Sony’s Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. David Fincher had previously been tied to the project, but backed out a few weeks ago after arguing with the studio over compensation. While Fincher had wanted Christian Bale for the title role, apparently Boyle has been eyeing Leonardo DiCaprio to portray the Apple visionary, so at least Bale won’t have to follow up his American Hustle weight gain with an attempt at fruitarianism. Hope you like apple(s), Leo!
Director Danny Boyle arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images