Kate Winslet is the latest Hollywood star to find herself attached to the 'currently in development' Steve Jobs biopic. According to a report by Variety, the Oscar winning British actress is currently in negotiations at Universal to play the movie's female lead 

Kate WinsletIs Kate Winslet about to join the Steve Jobs biopic?

The film will be directed by Danny Boyle from a script penned by The Social Network screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who based it on Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs. Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady will be producing.

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As for the casting, Michael Fassbender is said to be playing the role of Jobs, while Seth Rogen is thought to have signed on as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Jeff Daniels has recently been rumoured to be in the running to play former Apple president John Scully, while Natalie Portman has also had her name attached to the project.

The film has had a particularly difficult time getting off the ground so far, beginning when David Fincher left the director’s chair in April, allegedly due to heavy demands for compensation and control. It then suffered a further setback when Christian Bale decided to pull out of the lead role saying he wasn't right for the part.

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Last month the film was dropped by Sony Pictures, who had been working on the project for two years, however it was quickly picked up by Universal, reportedly after being shopped around with a $30million price tag