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David Bowie left me in grief, says director Danny Boyle

By Kerri-Ann Roper

Director Danny Boyle has revealed that a David Bowie project he wanted to do was stopped because the singer would not let the film-maker use his music.

Boyle said he and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, who wrote the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympics, were left "in grief" when Bowie turned them down.

The Slumdog Millionaire director said he wanted his latest movie, about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, to "fill the space in my heart left by the abandoned Bowie script".

Talking to the Radio Times, Boyle said the let-down of the Bowie project made him more determined to get the Jobs film made. The movie stars Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet.

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