Aaron Sorkin confirms Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs and that he didn't even need to audition...
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has confirmed that Christian Bale will take the role of Steve Jobs in a new biopic based on the life of the Apple founder, and has revealed he didn't even need to audition.
Speaking to Bloomberg, Sorkin said: "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chris Bale. He didn't have to audition. Well, there was a meeting."
Leonardo DiCaprio had been linked with the role of Jobs and had been in lengthy talks, but decided that he will take a break from acting after he completes work on Alejandro González Iñárritu's The Revenant.
The biopic will be directed by Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting man Danny Boyle and will begin shooting in the next couple of months.
Sorkin also said that the role would be extremely challenging, but he backed Bale to succeed, adding: "He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined. 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.”
There has been one biopic of Jobs already released, simply titled Jobs, it starred Ashton Kutcher and was released in 2013.