Natalie Portman is now in talks to join the cast of an upcoming bio-pic about the life of Steve Jobs.
The movie’s production has been a troubled one for some time. Christian Bale famously just bowed out of the lead role and Michael Fassbender is rumored to be interested in playing the legendary founder of Apple computers.
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Universal Pictures had to step in and save the project just before Thanksgiving after Sony Pictures had put it on hold.
If all goes well and the movie actually gets made then Portman would join a cast that includes Seth Rogen who recently signed on to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
The Aaron Sorkin-scripted film, adapted from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography Steve Jobs, hopes to succeed where a recent Steve Jobs movie that starred Ashton Kutchner failed. The other movie bombed at the box office.