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Report: George Clooney and Noah Wyle Competing for Lead Role in Steve Jobs Biopic

November 19, 2011 (1:44 am) GMT
Words are, Clooney and Wyle, who were both starring on TV series 'ER', are battling it out to play the late Apple founder in an untitled biopic which is developed at Sony Pictures.

Two former "" stars are reportedly competing to star as Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic. According to Now Magazine, and his former co-star are "battling it out" to tackle the role of the late Apple founder in the Sony Pictures project.

While there's no further evidence on the rumors, the untitled Steve Jobs biopic is expected to kick off the production in 2012. Sony has courted "" scribe Aaron Sorkin for the screenplay. The story will be based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography.

Isaacson's book is based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs and over 100 chats with his friends, family members, colleagues and even competitors. Isaacson was hand-chosen by Jobs himself to capture his life while battling with cancer.

Wyle already portrayed Jobs once when he played in a 1999 TV biopic called "Pirates of Silicon Valley". He is currently headlining TNT's series "" which will return for a second season sometime in summer 2012. As for Clooney, his latest movie "" currently opens in limited U.S. theaters. He will next be seen in "", which also stars .

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