George Clooney And Noah Wyle Duking It Out To Play Steve Jobs Movie Role
It seems Steve Jobs’ death has only managed to increase the mystery surrounding his life. Despite the official biography of the Apple co-founder selling by the truck-load, many would argue that the biographer Jobs chose wasn’t really the right man for the job.
Walter Isaacson, while no doubt an excellent author, just didn’t seem to get the whole mystery and intrigue which surrounded Steve Jobs, and as such, some of the burning questions we all have still remain un-asked, even with Isaacson’s unprecedented access. While a good book, it could possibly have been so much more.
Those still wishing to get a bit more of a ‘Steve fix’ might not have to wait too long, though, with rumors circulating that a biopic is already in the works. With Sony Pictures reportedly turning to Aaron Sorkin, the movie just needs an acting cast. But, who should play the man himself? The man that single handedly turned Apple around in the late 1990s, and who made Pixar the household name it is these days deserves a top-notch actor to tell his story, don’t you think?
According to UK magazine NOW, the battle to play Steve Jobs is really down to just two men – Noah Wyle and George Clooney.
Now those with an interest in this kind of thing will already know that Wyle has played Steve Jobs on-screen once before, in the much-loved Pirates of Silicon Valley. Jobs famously had Wyle impersonate him during a keynote around the time of the movie’s release, and it has to be said that the former E.R. actor does a hell of a job of looking, acting and sounding just like Jobs. Could Clooney really offer something that Wyle can not? We’re not convinced, but then we are massive Pirates of Silicon Valley fans here at Redmond Pie!
George Clooney, 50, is battling it out with his former ER co-star Noah Wyle, 40, to play Apple founder Steve Jobs in a new movie.
The biopic, which is expected to start filming next year, will chart the life of the techie guru, who died last month from cancer at the age of 56.
Admittedly, showbiz gossip isn’t really our usual remit here at Redmond Pie, but we’re sure you are looking forward to a Steve Jobs biopic as much as we are. In fact, we’re off to watch a couple of Steve Jobs keynotes right now, just to get into the mood!