Much flotsam has floated to the surface over the past few months regarding the as-yet-unfinished Aaron Sorkin-scripted Steve Jobs biographical movie. In late October, Sorkin himself announced that Christian Bale would play the starring role. A week later, “The Batman” bowed out, claiming that he didn’t think he was right for the part. Two days later, Michael Fassbender was rumored to be considered for the job of Jobs.
Today, Deadline is reporting that Sony has dropped Sorkin’s film altogether. Without any information as to why they are walking away from the project (although, the Hollywood Reporter claims that the shooting schedule is at issue), they put the movie on the table for any other film company to grab, which Universal supposedly did.