Leonardo DiCaprio Leaves Steve Jobs Biopic, Replacements Already Being Eyed
It looks like director Danny Boyle will have to find a new Steve Jobs for his upcoming biopic, as Leonardo DiCaprio has formally exited the project. The actor has backed out to star in another film instead, and now the studio has their eyes on a few replacements, including original choice Christian Bale.
According to THR, DiCaprio took his leave from the biopic based on the life of Apple CEO Steve Jobs in order to star in the upcoming Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu film 'The Revenant' with Tom Hardy. Rather than film the Jobs biopic after, he's decided to -- brace yourselves, everyone -- take a break from acting for a while.
The Jobs biopic has been scripted by Aaron Sorkin and was formerly set to reunite Sorkin with 'Social Network' director David Fincher, with Fincher eyeing Christian Bale to star. Now that DiCaprio has dropped out, the studio is once again looking at Bale to take the role of Jobs -- also on their wish list are Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Bradley Cooper.
It seems highly unlikely that Affleck has the time to add another project to his list at the moment, given that he's filming 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,' followed by the recently announced role in 'The Accountant,' and he's lined up 'Live by Night' as his next directing project. On top of that, Affleck doesn't seem the Jobs type.
The role of Steve Jobs seems like just the kind of immersive commitment that would draw Bale or Cooper, however.