The upcoming Steve Jobs biopic can't find an actor to play the Apple co-founder, but it may have found the actress to play the film's lead female role.
Natalie Portman is in talks to star in the movie, now backed by Universal Studios, according to Deadline. No character details were given.
Portman won Best Supporting Actress at the 2010 Academy Awards for her role in "Black Swan." She recently finished filming "Jane Got A Gun" with her "Star Wars" co-star Ewan McGregor and is wrapping up production on her directorial debut "A Tale of Love and Darkness."
Danny Boyle will direct the script written by Aaron Sorkin, who adapted Walter Isaacson's biography "Steve Jobs." Universal picked up the as-yet-untitled film from Sony Pictures that dropped the movie from its production slate.
Sorkin reportedly split the still untitled film into three acts, he told The Daily Beast earlier this year. Each act will take place before a product launch for one of his technological creations including the Mac, the NeXT computer and the iPod.
Michael Fassbender is the latest actor connected to star as Jobs. Christian Bale backed out of the film earlier this month and Leonardo DiCaprio was rumored to be an early favorite for the role.
Comedic actor Seth Rogen may play other Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Actress Jessica Chastain was also named as possibility for an unnamed female role.