But Clooney is up against his old 'ER' co-star Noah Wylie
George Clooney and Noah Wylie are reportedly in the frame to portray late Apple founder Steve Jobs.
A movie of Jobs’ life is currently in development by Sony, from a script by The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin, adapted from Walter Isaacson‘s biography. Now, the two former ER actors are apparently going head to head to play him, according to CNN.
Wylie may have the edge over his bigger-name former co-star, having played Jobs before, in 1999 TV movie Pirates Of Silicon Valley. The film, which portrayed the rivalry between Jobs and Microsoft boss Bill Gates, saw Wylie attend that year’s Macworld Expo with Jobs.
The actor has said of having dinner with Jobs: “He took his napkin and started sketching out the schematics and he passed the napkin around the table. The cheque soon came and we started to get up to leave – and the napkin was just sat there on the table.
“I thought to myself, ‘I got to take that napkin’, and my hand was on it, but Steve called from the door and asked, ‘Noah, you want to share a cab with me?’ So I put the napkin down. I could have had an Edison original.”