The drama just keeps coming as documents continue to leak in the Sony Pictures hack. After learning earlier this week that Tom Cruise was considered for the lead in Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic, a leaked email has provided a glimpse at David Fincher's excitement around potentially directing the project.
While Danny Boyle was eventually chosen to direct the film, David Fincher was initially considered to helm the project. In a leaked email detailed by The Verge, Fincher espouses his excitement upon reading the script:
Is great. It's a play, but a really quicksilver, cinematic one. I would think you would want to cast and rehearse very carefully (couple months) Shoot very quickly (4 or 5 weeks — 8 days per ACT??) The venues would be easy (we could probably find them all in town) Editing is where we would spend time. Can SONY market a ONE MAN SHOW(?) Can you guys make the LENNY of it all, the MUST SEE?
In addition, the emails revealed possible locations for the shoot, including:
two auditoriums, a restaurant, and a garage.
Though the project hasn't even begun filming, it has had a rocky road thus far as actors have been confirmed and subsequently dropped from the film. Along with the onslaught of casting rumors, we've also seen the film switch studios as Sony sold the project to Universal.