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Is Michael the right man for the Jobs?

Irish actor Michael Fassbender is the latest star being talked up to play late Apple boss Steve Jobs (inset) in an upcoming biopic.

Fassbender is said to be in talks to portray Jobs in the movie, according to Hollywood's Variety magazine.

The Inglourious Basterds actor has been linked to the role after Batman star Christian Bale parted ways with the Sony Pictures project over "conflicting feelings" about playing the Apple founder.

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Wolf of Wall Street star Leonardo DiCaprio was previously linked to the role of mercurial tech boss Jobs, who died from cancer in 2011.

The movie, which is as yet untitled, will be directed by Danny Boyle, best-known for directing the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire.

The script has been written by Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter behind The West Wing, The Social Network and The Newsroom.

If Fassbender were to take the role, he would potentially team up with Seth Rogen, who is in talks to play Steve Wozniak, Apple's co-founder.

Sorkin has described the movie as being split into three long scenes, each focusing on a different Apple invention.

"The first one is the Mac, the second one the NeXT computer company after he had left Apple and the third one being the iPod," he said.

The movie is based on award-winning writer Walter Isaacson's biography of the late Apple chief executive.

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