Over a 20-year career making stylized, often genre-tinged films,
With a potential
The British auteur is in talks to helm
According to the Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the Boyle news, the director has also approached
Unlike a traditional biopic, the Sorkin script is said to look at a few key moments in the iconoclast's career rather than a more cradle-to-grave approach. A Sony Pictures spokesman declined to comment on any director or actor talks on the project.
Boyle represents an unconventional choice for a biographical drama about a figure as well-known as the co-inventor of the Macintosh computer, the
Boyle currently has several projects in development, including a sequel to his landmark "Trainspotting," although he has not made a movie since finishing work on his genre-bending heist movie "Trance" in late 2012 (and actually shot that picture the year before).
As for DiCaprio, he has played well-known historical figures, including J. Edgar Hoover and Howard Hughes. But he's attached to a number of movies, and also has a packed schedule in the near future, among others, recently signing on to Alejandro González Iñárritu's thriller
While the potential involvement of Boyle is bound to excite many film fans, it does remain to be seen how the director's famously up-tempo, stylized approach will meld with the sometimes more staid conventions of a biopic, even an unusual one like this.
Then again, Jobs was famous for looking at old problems in new ways, which has pretty much defined how Boyle goes about making films.