“I am a bit drained. I’m now going to take a long, long break. I’ve done three films in two years and I’m just worn out,” Leonardo DiCaprio said at the beginning of 2013 after the triple bill of “Django Unchained,” “The Wolf Of Wall Street” and “The Great Gatsby.” And while he did indeed take a breather, he’s going back in front of cameras this fall for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “The Revenant.” However, after that, THR reports DiCaprio will indeed take his talked about long break from acting and won’t take that rumored role in Danny Boyle‘s Steve Jobs biopic. So, who will?
According to the trade, Sony‘s wish list for the part includes Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper. These are the kind of high profile names a studio would want for any project, but perhaps this indicates they’re not going to green light this tech drama without an A-list face to put on the poster. The thing is, these are all very busy dudes.
Affleck is still shooting “Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice,” after which he’s expected to star in “The Accountant” before filming “Live By Night” next summer. Damon has “The Martian” lensing this fall, and another ‘Bourne‘ movie on the horizon, and Universal will do anything they can to make sure he does it sooner rather than later. Cooper and Bale both seemingly have a bit more open calendars, but they often have their pick of projects too. And it should be noted, Bale was David Fincher‘s choice for the part, before he fell out of negotiations to direct the movie earlier this year.
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