Leo and Boyle to team up for on-the-rocks Steve Jobs flick

Leonardo DiCaprio and Danny Boyle have been lined up to take over production of the high-profile biopic of former Apple bigwig Steve Jobs.

David Fincher, director of the Social Network, was previously charged with seeing the high-profile film to release, but has relinquished the reins for someone else to step in. Fincher left amid a row over salary demands and creative control of the film's material.

The Jobs film producers have been courting Danny Boyle, of Slumdog Millionaire, Trance and Olympics opening ceremony fame, for some time now, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The producer's plans stretch further too, with scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin penning Leonardo DiCaprio as the perfect lead for the film. David Fincher had previously wanted Christian Bale to play the role.

Boyle and DiCaprio have previously worked together on film The Beach, something that producers hope will tempt the actor, nominated for five Oscars over his career, to the project.

DiCaprio, however, has recently committed to Alejandro González Iñárritu's revenge thriller "The Revenant" as his next film. If he were chosen for the lead role in the Jobs film, it could mean a long time before the film saw release.