Universal Pictures has picked up the Steve Jobs biopic less than a week after it was dropped by Sony, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.
The Danny Boyle-directed biopic about the Apple co-founder was put into turnaround by Sony on Wednesday, but now has a new home.
Aaron Sorkin is set to write the script, with Michael Fassbender attached to star in the film that is based on the authorized biography by Walter Isaacson, titled “Steve Jobs.” Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady are set to produce the film.
As TheWrap previously reported, Christian Bale exited the project earlier this month, despite Sorkin confirming his involvement. Along with Fassbender, Jessica Chastain and Seth Rogen (as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak) also recently emerged as potential cast members.
The film is expected to follow Jobs during three stressful, high-profile product launches including the first Macintosh in 1984 and Apple’s 2001 debut of the iPod.