Christian Bale Leaves Steve Jobs Biopic

ChristianBale(PCM) Just over a week after screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirmed Christian Bale’s role as Steve Jobs in director Danny Boyle’s biographical drama, Jobs, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Bale has decided to leave the project.

The Hollywood Reporter cites sources close to Bale as explaining that the actor exited the project after deciding that he wasn’t right for the role. Bale first became attached Jobs after David Fincher was in talks to direct the biopic before being replaced by Danny Boyle.

Seth Rogen recently announced his role in the film, portraying Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Originally, Leonardo DiCaprio was in consideration to play Steve Jobs but he turned down the role in order to star in  Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Reverant.

Scheduled to start shooting in December, it is now uncertain what direction the film will take.

With the surrounding hype, many have high hopes that the much anticipated film will do a better job than the 2013 biopic, Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher. Bilge Ebiri, in her review for Vulture, compared the film to a “feature length slow clap.”

Hopefully, someone will soon replace Christian Bale as Steve Jobs and this project will get its feet off the ground.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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