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Studio drops film based on Isaacson’s Jobs bio

Staff report

Sony Pictures has abandoned its plans to make a film adaption of Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacsson's best-selling biography "Steve Jobs," Variety reported Thursday.

Oscar winner Danny Boyle had been attached to direct the film, based on a script by Aaron Sorkin, the writer behind "The West Wing" and "The Newsroom."

The studio acquired rights to Isaacson's book in late 2011, when the biography's release date was moved up after Jobs' death. Actors including Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Fassbender have reportedly flirted with playing Jobs, and Seth Rogen was reportedly on board to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Though Sony has dropped the project, Deadline.com reported Thursday that Universal Studios might pick up the film and bring it back to life.

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