Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic has lost its star once again. A couple of months ago, Leonardo DiCaprio was being eyed to take on the role of Apple founder Steve Jobs in Sony’s Aaron Sorkin-scripted feature. While it took the studio a while to find a director (David Fincher briefly flirted with the gig), they finally signed Danny Boyle to the project, and it was looking like a reteaming with his The Beach star was in the cards. DiCaprio never entered formal negotiations to take on the part, and he subsequently left the project, deciding that it would be cutting it too close to finish working on the drama The Revenant and move right into the ambitious role of Steve Jobs. Quickly, though, the part came back around to Christian Bale, who was previously Fincher’s choice for the part.
Just over a week ago, Sorkin “confirmed” Bale’s casting and noted that the actor was going to crush the role. Unfortunately, Bale has now decided to back out of the project as well. More after the jump.