CHRISTIAN BALE DROPS OUT OF STEVE JOBS BIOPIC!

As we were all imagining Christian Bale stepping into the skin of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the Danny Boyle-directed (Slumdog Millionaire) and Aaron-Sorkin written (The Social Network, The Newsroom) biopic, Bale has reportedly pulled out of the project, delaying production that was set to start within months. The film will be based on the authorized Steve Jobs autobiography by Walter Isaacson.

LEAVING THE SCENE: CHRISTIAN BALE (IMG: TASTEOFCINEMA.COM)

The 40 year-old Exodus: Gods and Kings star is the second high profile name to walk out on the project with Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly bowing out earlier in the year. Back in the mix as Boyle scrambles to fill the titular role are Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper and most recently Michael Fassbender.

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