Christian Bale will not be playing Steve Jobs in director Danny Boyle's upcoming biopic about the late Apple co-founder after all.
Bale's exit comes less than two weeks after screenwriter Aaron Sorkin said the 40-year-old British actor was set to play Jobs.
"We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range, and that's Chris Bale," Sorkin said in a recent interview with Bloomberg. He added that Bale "didn't have to audition — well, there was a meeting."
Bale marks the second high-profile actor to pass on the film, after Leonardo DiCaprio.