With the recent leak of documents from Sony Pictures, Apple fans are getting a look at some previously unknown casting details in Aaron Sorkin's highly anticipated Steve Jobs biopic. The most interesting tidbit is that Sorkin was originally planning to tap Tom Cruise to play the Apple co-founder.
Ars Technica has released some excerpts from email conversations between Sorkin and Sony Pictures staff. In one exchange, Sorkin talks about his choice of Tom Cruise for the lead role:
However, Sony ultimately ended up selling the film rights to Universal — a decision which appears to be tied to the eventual choice of Michael Fassbender for the role of Steve Jobs. Ars Technica reports:
A few more interesting tidbits were leaked about the casting of the movie. It appears that several other actors, including Tobey McGuire and Matthew McConaughey, were interested in playing Jobs as well.
It will be interesting to see where this saga goes as more documents surface, but it appears that Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio definitely weren't alone as frontrunners for the part.
Source: Ars Technica