Natalie Portman Turns Down Female Lead in Universal's Steve Jobs Biopic

As previously reported, Natalie Portman was recently in talks to play the female lead in Universal Pictures' Steve Jobs biopic, directed by Danny Boyle. Today, Variety has confirmed that Portman has passed on the role, though no reasons were given.

Michael Fassbender is currently attached to play Jobs - after stepping in for Christian Bale, who originally signed on after Leonardo DiCaprio's departure. Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak.

Universal recently picked up Sony's dropped Steve JOBS biopic at a cost of more than $30 million.

Aaron Sorkin penned the script for the film, based on Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs. Produced by Scott Rudin, Guymon Casady and Mark Gordon, the movie was set to begin production this winter.

The film was last described as being divided into three acts, each showing JOBS in preparation for an upcoming presentation that would eventually change his life and the future of his company.

Portman's upcoming big screen projects include Jane Got a Gun, A Tale of Love and Darkness and Knight of Cups. She recently appeared in The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, Thor: The Dark World and more.

Photo Credit: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

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