When the wonderful Aaron Sorkin wrote a script for a Steve Jobs biopic, we knew it would attract a lot of talent to the production. David Fincher was set to direct, then departed. Another accomplished director in the form of Danny Boyle stepped up to the plate. Then the actor that would play the subject of the film kept transforming, starting with Leonardo DiCaprio, to Christian Bale and more recently, Michael Fassbender. Despite talented people sprouting up in the place of those who kept departing, the endless shuffle was apparently too much for Sony Pictures, as they have officially ditched the responsibilities of financing and distributing the project.
Don't be too upset about this just yet as that's not where this story ends. Sony reportedly shopped the project out immediately and Universal Pictures snatched it up. The deal is said to be very close to locking.
Last we heard, Seth Rogen was in talks to play Apple co-founder, Steven Wozniak and Jessica Chastain was in talks to play the female lead. If Universal does indeed make this project happen, Sorkin, Boyle, Fassbender, Rogen and Chastain feels like enough star power to allow us to forget the rocky start and still be excited for the end result. Let's just hope there are no other significant hiccups or they may be doomed forever.
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