Natalie Portman in Talks to Star in Steve Jobs Biopic

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Natalie Portman is reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, Jobs.

According to Deadline, Portman may have a major role in the film that is struggling to get off the ground.

Sony dropped its backing for the project completely last week, and it was picked up by Universal.

The screenplay was written by The Social Network's Aaron Sorkin and Slumdog Millionaire's Danny Boyle is set to direct the movie based on Walter Isaacson's 2001 Steve Jobs biography.

Reports claim Michael Fassbender is set to star as Jobs, replacing Christian Bale, and producers were reportedly reaching out to Scarlett Johansson, although it looks like the role may now go to Portman. Seth Rogen is also reported to be the choice for the part of Steve Wozniak.

Portman, who won an Academy Award for her role in Black Swan, is currently in post-production on her directional debut, A Tale Of Love And Darkness. The movie, in which she will also star, is an adaptation of Israeli writer Amos Oz's memoir. She is also co-producing Burr Steers' Pride And Prejudice And Zombies and is starring in two upcoming Terrence Malick films.

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Pam Wright