Christian Bale will play the famed Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming movie, ‘Jobs,’ the screenwriter confirmed on Oct. 23.
Christian Bale Confirmed To Play Steve Jobs In ‘Jobs’ Biopic
Christian Bale will play the late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, 53, confirmed in an interview on Oct. 23.
“We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” Aaron told Bloomberg.
Other contenders for the role reportedly included Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Leonardo Dicaprio, though Christian was rumored to have nabbed the part. Turns out, Aaron didn’t even make him audition!
Christian Bale Didn’t Have To Audition For ‘Jobs’
“He didn’t have to audition,” the screenwriter said. “Well, there was a meeting.”
Though Christian’s acting chops and impressive repertoire won him the role — he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter in 2011, and was nominated for Lead Actor for American Hustle this year — Aaron admitted the job won’t be easy.
“He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined,” The Newsroom and West Wing writer said in Thursday’s interview. “There isn’t a scene or a frame that he’s not in. So it’s an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it.”
The film, which is set to being shooting in the coming months, is based off of Walter Isaacson’s 2011 “Steve Jobs,” the biography of Steve who died on Oct. 5, 2011 at the age of 56.
Aaron penned The Social Network, focusing on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, in 2010.
Update Nov. 3: Christian Bale withdrew from the film, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
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