Christian Bale Tapped to Play Steve Jobs in Upcoming Biopic [UPDATED]
The Academy Award-winner would join Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin on the project.
If you were one of the many (many) people that thought that the 2013 film Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher as Apple CEO Steve Jobs, wasn’t great, then you’re in luck, because a new biopic about the innovator is in the works.
Currently working under the strangely familiar title Jobs, Variety reports that the film is set to have Christian Bale (The Dark Knight, American Psycho) star as the infamous Apple CEO backstage at three of his most famous product launch events. Broken up into three distinct chapters/scenes, this Jobs script is penned by film and TV legend Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network), and based off of Walter Isaacson’s biography entitled Steve Jobs.
Academy award-winning director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) will be at the helm of this project ensuring that this biopic will have plenty of Oscar buzz attached to it, whenever it is released.
Updated November 4, 11:25 p.m.: The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively revealed that Bale has bowed out of the running for the lead part in Jobs. Sources say that the actor thought deeply about the project and decided that he was not the best fit for the role. But if not you Christian, then who?