Leonardo DiCaprio Won’t Play Steve Jobs

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US actor Leonardo DiCaprio poses after presenting an award at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT        (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Looks like Leonardo DiCaprio won’t be donning the black turtleneck after all: The Hollywood Reporter writes that DiCaprio has dropped out of the running to play Steve Jobs in the forthcoming, as-yet-untitled Aaron Sorkin–penned biopic helmed by Danny Boyle, adding that DiCaprio plans to take a break from acting after he finishes up with Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant. Apparently Sony is considering other potential contenders, including Christian Bale — who was originally eyed for the title role back when David Fincher was slated to direct — and a whole bunch of other eligible leading men including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Bradley Cooper. Maybe they could do an I’m Not There–type thing where they all take turns?

Leonardo DiCaprio Won’t Play Steve Jobs