A new report claims that actor Jeff Daniels is in the running to portray Apple's former CEO John Sculley in the upcoming Universal Pictures biopic of Steve Jobs. If that happens, Daniels will be working again with Aaron Sorkin, who is writing the script for the movie based on Walter Isaacson's acclaimed biography of Jobs. Daniels plays the lead character in The Newsroom, the HBO TV series that Sorkin created and which will end after three seasons later in December.
The film, which will reportedly star Michael Fassbender as Jobs, will be directed by Danny Boyle. According to The Wrap:
While Daniels does not have an official offer yet, one is expected to materialize soon, as he's considered Boyle's top choice for the key supporting role. A representative for Universal Pictures did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Sculley, who served as Apple's CEO from 1983 to 1989, was played by Matthew Modine in "Jobs", the 2013 independent biopic which had Ashton Kutcher playing the title role.
Source: The Wrap