Natalie Portman reportedly passes on Steve Jobs biopic

It is now being reported that actress Natalie Portman will not be playing the female lead in the Steve Jobs biopic. The movie, based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the late Apple co-founder, is said to still be on track for its spring production date. Reasons were not disclosed as to why Portman had passed on the role and Universal has not issued any statement on her replacement.

Variety reported:

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.

Source: Variety