Prometheus and X-Men: First Class star Michael Fassbender is the next actor under consideration to play Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic based on the life of the Apple co-founder and former CEO.
According to Deadline, director Danny Boyle and the studio are hoping that Fassbender can find room in his schedule to film the biopic this winter. His attachment to the project is still entirely unofficial, but it would make sense that the studio is pursuing someone of Fassbender’s caliber after parting ways with similarly high-profile actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale.
Bale, who was announced as the lead just a few weeks ago, exited the project earlier this week after deciding the role wasn’t a good fit. It was Bale’s second departure from the project, which previously had director David Fincher attached. When Fincher left the project, so did Bale.
When Danny Boyle became the film’s new director, DiCaprio was the first actor attached to the title role, but the actor left the project shortly thereafter.
There’s no release date set for Boyle’s biopic of Steve Jobs, which is based on a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and inspired by the Walter Isaacson’s biography of the Apple co-founder.