This is how quickly things can change for a Hollywood production, given that it has enough potential. The Danny Boyle-directed, Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic was dumped by Sony only days ago, and already it has a new studio at Universal and a confirmed star in Michael Fassbender. So what's next? How about another big name in Natalie Portman?
According to Deadline, Portman has entered negotiations to join the film, which is based on Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography. There's no word on her role but a couple of major female leads are yet to be filled, with Jessica Chastain said to be eying one of them. Steve Jobs' daughter is said to be a central character, and so is Joanna Hoffman, Apple's former head of marketing for the Mac. Portman hasn't appeared in a film this year, and only had Thor: The Dark World last year, so it's good to see her attached to a project this big. She does have a couple of Terrence Malick movies on the way, plus the troubled Western Jane Got a Gun.
Production on the film is set to begin in the winter, so expect more news to come soon.