Deadline Hollywood first reported that Portman is in talks for a major role in the movie, and Variety pegs the part as the female lead. Universal, which acquired the Jobs project earlier this week after Sony put it into turnaround, declined to comment on the reports, as did a spokesperson for Portman.
No details have been revealed about the character Portman might play in the film, although one candidate would seem to be Joanna Hoffman, the head of marketing for the original Macintosh team. In a recent interview with Bloomberg, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin name-dropped Hoffman as "a fantastic character."
Sorkin has said the movie, which is based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography "Steve Jobs," will unfold over three real-time scenes, each in the run-up to a major product launch.
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