George Clooney, Noah Wyle Vie for Steve Jobs Role in Upcoming Movie
The man who once stared at goats, George Clooney, is now looking at a possible role depicting the late Steve Jobs in an upcoming biographical film chronicling the Apple co-founder's life up until his untimely death at the age of 56. As you can probably imagine, this is a coveted role, and Clooney isn't the only one in the running.
According to a report in the U.K.'s Now Magazine, Noah Wyle, a former co-star of Clooney's on ER, is also in the discussion to play Steve Jobs. The biopic would begin filming next year, which means nailing down a cast would have to take place sooner than later.
Of course, this could all be a bunch of hogwash, but if the role really is down to Clooney and Wyle, would you be happy with either one? Clooney's arguably the bigger name and we can't argue has range, having played everything from a vampire slayer (From Dusk Till Dawn) to a hillbilly musician/outlaw of sorts (O Brother, Where Art Thou?). And he's certainly capable of exuding the kind of smugness that would be needed to play Steve Jobs.
Noah Wyle isn't as experienced overall, however he did once play the part of Steve Jobs in the TV biography Pirates of Silicon Valley, which may or may not work in his favor (see embedded trailer above).
Who do you think would be an ideal candidate to play Steve Jobs on the silver screen?