Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic steered right into the rocks last week when Social Network director David Fincher dropped the project because Sony reportedly wouldn't meet his demands for a $10 million paycheck. Fincher's first (and only) choice to play the Apple founder was Christian Bale—so who's going to fill that Jobs-shaped hole?
Enter Leo DiCaprio, in pursuit of an Oscar. (Hey, it worked for Ashton Kut—wait.)
Sony is reportedly in talks with Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting director Danny Boyle, who's already approached DiCaprio about playing Apple's chief eccentric billionaire. Boyle and DiCaprio last worked together on The Beach (2000), but both have put together a long string of better movies since then.
If the actor-director pair reteam for the new Jobs film, and if it doesn't collapse under the weight of Sorkin's dialogue, could Leo finally win that Academy Award?
[H/T The Verge, Photo: Getty Images]