‘Steve Jobs’ Biopic Eyeing George Clooney and Noah Wyle

Both actors are in contention to play Apple CEO Steve Jobs in this upcoming project from Sony Pictures, which may be written by Aaron Sorkin.

George Clooney and Noah Wyle in contention for the Steve Jobs biopic
George Clooney and Noah Wyle in contention for the Steve Jobs biopic
Last month, we reported that Sony Pictures is moving forward with a biopic on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, which was announced just days after he passed away at the age of 56. A new report indicates that actors George Clooney and Noah Wyle are both in contention to portray Steve Jobs.

Sony is fast-tracking the biopic, with an eye to start production sometime next year. We reported in October that Sony wants Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) to write the script. We haven't heard yet if Aaron Sorkin has agreed to come aboard this project yet or not.

Noah Wyle previously portrayed Steve Jobs in the 1999 TNT TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley. Both Noah Wyle and George Clooney starred on the hit NBC medical drama ER together.

Steve Jobs comes to theaters October 9th, 2015 and stars Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Katherine Waterston, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, Perla Haney-Jardine. The film is directed by Danny Boyle.

Sources: Now Magazine
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Comments (16)

  1. Pjwolsker

    @jayaottley Paul is to fat ha
    im suprised by Noah.. i didnt expect his name to be chosen but he could pull it off.. good for him

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  2. skywise

    Noah Wyle definatly. Clooney has his moments but this just doesnt fit.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  3. Major Tom

    @insertusernamehere At first I thought Wyle, but then I read your comment and completely agree. Now that I can see Norton as Jobs, I can't see Wyle as him anymore.

    3 years agoby @movie-nutFlag

  4. Dan

    Noah Wyle, if they have to make this film. Don't like George Clooney.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. slysnide

    Noah Wyle over George Clooney. I just can't see him as Steve Jobs.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  6. WongFu

    Why not just get the entire ER cast in it and have George do a miracle of some sort.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  7. moviegeek


    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  8. Jay.A.Ottley

    @insertusernamehere I agree i'd like to see Norton or Gosling

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  9. Ryan West

    Noah Wyle for sure. You could even consider it a "De-Facto" sequel to "Pirates of Silicon Valley". All they need now is to get Anthony Michael Hall to portray Bill Gates again and we're rocking.

    3 years agoby @Ryan-WestFlag

  10. T.Clark

    I can see Clooney in the role. Edward Norton suits it better, though, I think. I've also thought Ryan Gosling could do it justice.

    3 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  11. MovieManiac

    Noah Wyle has already portrayed him, why not have him do it again I guess!

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  12. ejk1

    If they're doing a film about his whole life, then Wylie should be the pick.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  13. Jay.A.Ottley

    Wow they are both awful choices..... I thought the top contender would be Paul Giamatti

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  14. justinishulk

    @thedude-abides agreed with u... i would prefer Noah Wyle do it again or somebody else but not George Clooney please!!!

    3 years agoby @justinishulkFlag

  15. The_Crow2k

    They really dont waste time do they...

    3 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  16. thedude-abides

    George Clooney is a horrible choice. As great an actor as he is, he's the last person anyone would want for a biopic -- unless he's playing himself, which he's proven he's pretty good at, lol.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

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