George Clooney and Noah Wyle are the frontrunners to play Apple boss Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic of his life.
Sony has wasted no time in acquiring the rights to Jobs's life story after he lost his battle against pancreatic cancer in October aged 56.
Aaron Sorkin, who won an Oscar for the screenplay of 'The Social Network', has been contacted to adapt a script from Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs.
Wyle could have the upper hand on his former 'ER' co-star, having played the Apple CEO in cult 1999 TV movie 'Pirates of Silicon Valley'.
Recalling his meeting with Jobs, Wyle told Fortune magazine: "He (Jobs) 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 the leave - and the napkin 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."
Filming on the biopic is scheduled to start in 2012.
George recently admitted that current girlfriend Stacey Kiebler could definitely "kick my ass."