Character details were not revealed, but it is expected to be a major role. Should a deal get done, the Oscar winner’s casting would mark another positive reversal of fortune for the Danny Boyle-helmed project. Deadline revealed last week that it had been put in turnaround by Sony Pictures, to the shock of many in the industry. Universal picked it up Monday.
Michael Fassbender is rumored to be playing Steve Jobs after multiple actors including Christian Bale passed on the role.
The movie is based on the Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs. The script is by Aaron Sorkin and the film is being produced by Scott Rudin, Christian Colson, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady.
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