THR is reporting that Bradley is one of the contenders for the Unntitled Steve Jobs project. Leonardo DiCaprio was attached to this but dropped out and the studio is now looking at other contenders.
Though the Jobs project, based on a Walter Isaacson book and adapted by Aaron Sorkin, is one of the most anticipated biopics in recent years, it has endured a few roadblocks since the best seller was first optioned by the studio in 2011, around the time of Jobs’ death.
Now with DiCaprio out, the studio is eyeing a number of actors to take on the iconic tech figure, who has been both worshipped and reviled. Christian Bale, who Fincher wanted for the title role, is on Sony’s wish list, as is Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper (though Affleck seems unlikely given that he just signed on for the thriller The Accountant).
Scott Rudin is producing alongside Film 360’s Guymon Casady and Mark Gordon.
The Jobs film would have marked a reteaming of DiCaprio and Boyle, who previously teamed on 2000’s The Beach.