The table has been turned. Sony is no longer in charge of developing Steve Jobs biopic despite their 2-year effort to make it happen. Instead, Universal Pictures has stepped up to adopt the project and there is one thing remains the same in the current project – the cast.

Earlier in October, it was reported that “Dark Knight” star Christian Bale will be portraying Steve Jobs in Sony’s upcoming biopic, which is based on Walter Isaacson’s biography. He was earlier offered the role when renowned director David Finch was attached to helm the project. However, the actor later rejected the role, saying that he felt conflicted and not right for the part.

Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs

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Thus, the role has been passed on to another high-profile actor Michael Fassbender. Deadline confirmed that the “Prometheus” actor will officially join the film Steve Jobs after various stages of discussions. “Thor” star Natalie Portman is also in talks to play an unspecified but major role in the film.

According to Deadline, Universal picked up the project by signing a deal that costs USD30 million. The film will be directed by “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle and produced by Scott Rudin, Christian Colson, Mark Gordon, and Guymon Casady. The script is written by Aaron Sorkin, based on 2011’s Steve Jobs biopic.

No details have been given about its plot and release date yet but are you excited to see the new Steve Jobs biopic? Share your thoughts in the comments box below!

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