27 Nov – While it was recently reported that Sony has dropped out of the Steve Jobs biopic picture, seems like the beach ball is still spinning for the Apple co-founder movie as now Deadline reports that "Thor: The Dark World" actress, Natalie Portman, is set to board the project.
The movie has been picked up by Universal Pictures and will go on with its previously, as well as newly, casted talents.
Michael Fassbender is still the leading man eyed for the Apple CEO position, after Christian Bale bailed out of the project earlier. Seth Rogen is reportedly still lined up to play the other co-founder's part, Steve Wozniak.
No word as to what role Portman will be playing yet but according to Comingsoon.net, the brainy brunette might be taking up the role of Steve Jobs' real-life daughter, Lisa Bennan-Jobs, due to her uncanny resemblance to the latter.
Last year, Portman's co-star in 2011's "No Strings Attached", Ashton Kutcher starred in another Jobs biopic, "Jobs". It was not received well in North American theaters, opening at the U.S. weekend box office with USD6 million, and grossed only USD35 million worldwide since its 16 August 2013 release.
This upcoming yet-to-be-titled biopic currently has no release date set but is confirmed to be directed by Danny Boyle with Aaron Sorkin penning the script, based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography "Steve Jobs".
Portman will be seen on the big screen next year in "Jane Got A Gun".