Steve Jobs movie: Dicaprio out, Bale back in the picture

The first Steve Jobs movie was pretty terrible. Shortly after his death, two movies were said to be in the works. The first, rushed and ham-handed, only set the stage for the second, a big-budget hollywood affair. It seems as though on big star, Leonardo DiCaprio, is no longer interested in playing Steve Jobs.

Arguably the biggest name tied to pay Jobs, DiCaprio is no longer said to be i the running to play the Apple founder, having removed his name from contention. The decision was made because DiCaprio is seeking a lengthy sabbatical from the big screen.

That brings Christian Bale back into the fold, which could be a better choice for the driven, often difficult Apple chief. Others rumored to take on the job (pun!) are Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Bradley Cooper.

Bale was the top contender ahead of a directorial change that brought in Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle, who replaced David Fincher. the Fincher/Bale tandem gave way to Boyle/DiCaprio.

Now that DiCaprio is out of the mix, joining Fincher on the sidelines, it's anyone's guess as to who could play Jobs. The movie is still in pre-production, so like the man and company they're tasked with portraying — Sony pictures won't be in a hurry.

Source: Hollywood Reporter