Well, fortunes have turned around quickly for Danny Boyle‘s “Jobs.” Recently dropped by Sony, the project has a new home over at Universal, and Michael Fassbender went from rumored to attached to the lead role of Steve Jobs. And now, another big name has joined.
Deadline reports that Natalie Portman is in talks to board the Aaron Sorkin penned movie. There is no word on what role she might play, but perhaps that of Steve Jobs’ daughter? You’ll recall that Sorkin recently said she’s “the heroine of the movie” and that she was what drew him to the project. But another female role Portman could take on is that of Joanna Hoffman (“a fantastic character” according to Sorkin), who was the head of marketing for the Mac team.
Anyway, more to come as “Jobs” seems to be back on track, and attracting some major names.