Leonardo DiCaprio Removes Himself From Steve Jobs Biopic

Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio, who had been in talks with Sony to play the late Apple CEO and co-founder for director Danny Boyle, has bowed out of Steve Jobs Biopic to instead shoot ‘The Revenant’. According to The Hollywood Reporter, DiCaprio has not only removed himself from the project altogether, but also plans to take a lengthy break from acting once he finishes The Revenant.

Leonardo DiCaprio

The Jobs project,which is based on Walter Isaacson’s book and adapted by Aaron Sorkin, is one of the most anticipated biopics in recent years. David Fincher had been in talks to direct but he left the project over compensation and control issues. The publication notes that with DiCaprio out, the studio is now eyeing a number of actors to take on the iconic tech figure.

Christian Bale, whom Fincher wanted for the title role, is on Sony’s wish list, as is Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper, though Affleck seems unlikely given that he just signed on for the thriller The Accountant.”

The Jobs film would have marked a reteaming of DiCaprio and Boyle, who previously teamed on 2000’s The Beach.

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  • BrodieTheDog

    He would make the worst Steve Jobs anyway.

  • Hosaka

    It’s too bad Noah Wyle can’t be considered for the role with Falling Skies being completed. A real shame is not giving David Fincher control over the project. It’s like Sony Pictures doesn’t trust him after doing The Social Network and a very solid remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (unless there’s more to it in the story)

    Putting that aside…I’m open to see Christian Bale, Matt Damon or Bradley Cooper in the role.