Leonardo DiCaprio pulls out of Steve Jobs biopic
And announces lengthy hiatus from film
DiCaprio has removed himself from the Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs biopic, announcing a lengthy hiatus from cinema after filming his current role in Alejandro González Iñárritu's The Revenant.
The Jobs biopic is reportedly being written by the acclaimed Aaron Sorkin and is based on Walter Issacson's 2011 book, Steve Jobs, which was published the month of Jobs death. The film is expected to follow the tale of the book – that of Jobs personal life and role as the head of tech giant Apple via interviews with co-workers, rivals, friends and family.
The studio is reportedly now considering Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper for the lead role in DiCaprio's place.