Danny Boyle Made Steve Jobs After David Bowie Wouldn’t Let Him Make A Bowie Musical

In a new interview with Radio Times (via Fact), director Danny Boyle said that he only took on his most recent film, Steve Jobs, after David Bowie refused to be involved in a musical film about the star by denying permission to use any of his songs. Boyle had apparently been working on the film for a number of years with screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce (24 Hour Party People), and that Bowie’s refusal had left the director “in grief.” He went forward with Steve Jobs to “fill the space in my heart left by the abandoned Bowie script.”