Casting Net: Leonardo DiCaprio wanted for Steve Jobs biopic; Plus, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg reunion?

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• Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street) is being eyed to play Steve Jobs in the Sony Pictures biopic of the late Apple co-founder, which will now be directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionnaire). The script by Aaron Sorkin was originally intended to be directed by David Fincher, Sorkin’s collaborator from The Social Network, with Christian Bale in talks to star. Scott Rudin will produce. [THR]

• Tom Hanks may reunite with his Saving Private Ryan director Steven Spielberg for an untitled Cold War thriller for Dreamworks. Hanks would play James Donovan, an American lawyer hired by the CIA to negotiate the release of a captured pilot in Russia. This would mark the fourth collaboration for the duo. Marc Platt will produce with Matt Charman writing the script. [Variety]


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