News Nuggets: Who will replace Leonardo DiCaprio in the Steve Jobs biopic?

Leonardo DiCaprio will not be tackling the role of Steve Jobs in a film biopic after all. He was set to play the late Apple Computer co-founder for Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle but will now make the film “The Revenant” instead. The hot script is by Emmy and Oscar champ Aaron Sorkin (“The West Wing,” “The Social Network”) and is one of the “most anticipated” in recent years. Sony is reportedly now looking to several other big names as possibilties for the lead role, including Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, or Bradley Cooper. The Scott Rudin-produced movie has had other bumps along the road. “Gone Girl” director David Fincher had circled the project but left over compensation and control issues. Hollywood Reporter

Warner Bros. releases the first trailer for the upcoming Clint Eastwood film “American Sniper.” It stars Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the “undisputed most lethal sniper” in United States history. It is based on Kyle’s memoir and co-stars Sienna Miller, Jake McDornan, Luke Grimes, and Keir O’Donnell. The film will be in theaters on Christmas Day and might be another Oscar contender for the four-time champ Eastwood. Deadline

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HBO and Starbucks are lining up some of the hottest entertainers for a live special on Veteran’s Day. “The Concert for Valor” will feature performances from Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Jamie Foxx, Dave Grohl, Metallica, and Zac Brown Band. Special presenters for the November 11 event include Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg. The Wrap

Anne Thompson reports that Robert Redford will receive a career achievement award from the International Documentary Association (IDA) on December 5. He is selected for being a director, producer, activist, and founder of the Sundance Institute. Previous recipients have includes Alex Gibney, Barbara Kopple, Errol Morris, Sheila Nevins, Michael Moore, and Werner Herzog. Thompson on Hollywood

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Pixar releases a teaser trailer for its next animated feature, “Inside Out.” The plot follows the five main emotions in 11-year-old Riley’s head. Directed by Pete Docter (“Up”), the voiceover talent includes Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black, and Phyllis Smith. It is slated for release on June 19, 2015. Variety

Michael Ausiello interviews actor John Francis Daley about his shocking exit from “Bones.” His long-running character of Sweets died on last week’s episode. He says, “I really did feel like I was losing a part of me. I had so much compassion for him. He was such a good person…He had gone through so much, and to see him die in such a grim way was shocking.” Daley is leaving the show to direct a film remake of “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” TV Line

Legendary TV producer Norman Lear writes his first-ever memoir, “Even This I Get to Experience,” releasing on October 14. In the book, the 92-year-old opens up about his throwdowns with Carroll O’Connor on “All in the Family,” race battles on “Good Times,” and the biting social and political humor of his many series. Others included “Maude,” “Sanford and Son,” “The Jeffersons,” and “One Day at a Time.” Lear was also one of the first inductees into the TV Academy’s Hall of Fame. Hollywood Reporter

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