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Sony is in negotiations to acquire the rights to Steve Jobs' biopic, Deadline reports.

The film would be based on Walter Isaacson's authorized biography about the late Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, which hits shelves Oct. 24. Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan, Grey's Anatomy) would produce the movie.

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies at 56

Isaacson, a former CNN chairman and Time

magazine managing editor, conducted more than 40 interviews with Jobs and more than 100 conversations with his friends, family members and colleagues. The release date was moved up from Nov. 21 following Jobs' death at age 56 from pancreatic cancer on Wednesday. Presales of the book have skyrocketed since — it's topped Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iTunes books bestsellers lists.

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This would be the second film about Jobs, following the 1999 TNT TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley, in which Noah Wyle played him.Who would you cast as Jobs?