Deadline is reporting Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic will be moved to Universal Pictures, according to sources:
In a shocking development, the Aaron Sorkin-scripted film about Apple genius Steve Jobs has been put in turnaround by Sony Pictures, and Universal Pictures is making a strong play for the movie.
In an update to the original story, reporter Mike Fleming Jr. says he’s hearing “very strongly that Universal is indeed locking down the Jobs project and essentially giving it a green light,” also noting the switch will closed today at the latest, allowing the film to progress as planned.
Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the script for the film recently shared details about the movie, reiterating it “is not a biopic, not a cradle-to-grave story,” but rather three acts set backstage before three major Jobs product announcements. He also revealed the Apple co-founder’s daughter, Lisa Jobs, will play the role of heroine in the movie.
Update: The Hollywood Reporter is now saying Sony has dropped the Jobs film:
The high-profile Steve Jobs movie has been put into turnaround by Sony Pictures, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.