The Steve Jobs film based on the official biography of the Apple co-founder is struggling to get off the ground. Sony, which would take Walter Isaacson’s work to theaters, dropped the plan, according to Hollywood Reporter.
There is no concrete explanation for the withdrawal, but from what the website reports, it seems that several members of the project have too busy an agenda to touch the idea, which has already fallen in Universal’s interest.
First it was said that Leonardo DiCaprio would play Jobs, a role that officially passed to Christian Bale and, later, he was associated with Michael Fassbender. The direction would be in charge of Danny Boyle, the script, with Aaron Sorkin, and the production, in the hands of Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady.
But Boyle would need to start shooting in January, as he has a short time available before starting another project. Sony has several films scheduled for 2015 and Fassbender will resume his role as Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypse, which will be shot after the middle of the year.
Sources told the Hollywood Reporter that producer Annapurna Pictures would have been involved in the project but had to give up, while an insider assured the site that they were never in the film.
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