After checking out the latest model of the Steve Jobs biopic at her local Universal store in November, Natalie Portman considered whether or not it was really the right movie for her. The salesperson assured her that it will star Michael Fassbender as Jobs for some reason, with Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak and a script from Aaron Sorkin. That sounded mostly good, but Portman keeps up with tech news, so she’s heard that the project is known for having issues. Like, for example, the fact that a poorly received Jobs biopic beat it to the market, nobody wants to direct it, nobody wants to star in it, and also it can’t get a signal if you hold your finger in the wrong spot.
The Universal employee she spoke with was very confident, though, and he claimed that Danny Boyle would direct, which also sounded pretty good, but, in the end, it wasn’t enough to convince Portman that she should pick Universal has her new provider (of movie roles). Instead, Portman has decided to stick with her current plan, which is to star in Jane Got A Gun—a Western that has had almost as many issues as this Jobs movie. If that doesn’t work out, though, maybe she can show up as a ghost in the new Star Wars movies or something.