Leonardo DiCaprio to play Steve Jobs in untitled biopic

Written by PTI | New York | Updated: Apr 22 2014, 18:25pm hrs
Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly been roped in to play Steve Jobs for Danny Boyle's untitled movie about the Apple Inc co-founder.

The 39 year-old actor has been approached by Boyle, who is in negotiations to replace David Fincher as director.

Fincher was previously attached to direct the film, with rumours that he wanted Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs, reported the Huffington Post.

The movie is expected to focus on the launches of Apple's original Macintosh computer (1984), NeXT Cube (1990), and original iPod (2001).

It is said to be produced by Scott Rudin and written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), based on the best-selling biography of Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

If Boyle and Leonardo DiCaprio sign on to the project, it will be the first time they have collaborated since 2000's thriller 'The Beach', but it will be both the actor and director's first time working with Sorkin.