According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures is moving forward with the biopic following director David Fincher's departure from the project. The 51-year-old director reportedly wanted Christian Bale to star, but his deal fell through over "his aggressive demands for compensation and control."
Boyle, who was approached by Sony to direct, reportedly reached out to DiCaprio to star on the film. The two previously worked together in the 2000 movie, The Beach. Neither has worked with Sorkin.