LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - After beginning discussions to join "Jobs" before the Thanksgiving break, Natalie Portman has parted ways with the female lead in the Steve Jobs biopic.
"Jobs" currently stars Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogen as Steven Wozniak with Danny Boyle directing. Aaron Sorkin penned the script with Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady producing.
The pic is based on the Walter Isaacson biography and was originally set up at Sony before Universal picked it up out of turnaround when Sony let it go.
Production is expected to start in the spring and while sources don't have an exact reason why Portman passed, other than news probably breaking before the actress had made a decision on the film, sources say "Jobs" is still on track to make its production date and actresses are already meeting for the part.
Portman can be seen next in the Gavin O'Connor western "Jane Got a Gun" and is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment.