Israeli-born Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman is reportedly in talks to join the cast of a forthcoming biopic about the late founder of Apple, Steve Jobs.
Details of her potential casting were not revealed, but her role would be "major," according to Deadline.com. Other reports suggest Portman could play Jobs' daughter Lisa, from whom he was estranged before they reconciled later in life.
The Aaron Sorkin-scripted film was adapted from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography "Steve Jobs," and is being directed by Danny Boyle (of "Trainspotting" and "Slumdog Millionaire" fame).
The biopic has suffered several casting problems, as Christian Bale – who was attached to play Jobs – passed on the role, and director David Fincher left the project after a dispute over his salary. Most recently, Sony, which had been developing the movie for about two years, dropped it.
Less than a week later, Universal picked up the film and has been courting actor Michael Fassbender to star in it. Seth Rogen is also in talks to play Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak.
Portman was in Israel early this year to film her directional debut, "A Tale Of Love And Darkness," an adaptation of Amos Oz's memoir, in which she also stars. That film is currently in post-production. She is also slated to star in two upcoming Terrence Malick films, and is co-producing the film version of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."
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