Leonardo DiCaprio turns down chance to play Steve Jobs in new biopic
Leonardo DiCaprio has turned down the chance to play Steve Jobs in a new, big-budget Hollywood biopic.
The biopic will be directed by Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting man Danny Boyle, who previously worked with DiCaprio on The Beach. DiCaprio had been in lengthy talks about taking the role, but has now decided that he will take a break from acting after he completes work on Alejandro González Iñárritu's The Revenant.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the biopic, which is based on Walter Isaacson's book and adapted by Aaron Sorkin, will move forward with a different leading man. The report states that Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper are now being sought for the role.
Bale had been the front runner when the film looked as if it would be directed by David Fincher, but when he departed the project in April, interest focused on DiCaprio.
There has been one biopic of Jobs already released, simply titled Jobs, it starred Ashton Kutcher and was released in 2013.