Christian Bale confirmed to play Steve Jobs

Christian Bale

Christian Bale

Aaron Sorkin has confirmed Christian Bale will play the role of Steve Jobs in the upcoming Danny Boyle-directed biopic.

Christian Bale has been confirmed to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic.

The 'Dark Knight Rises' actor will take on the role of the late Apple co-founder - who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in October 2011 - in an upcoming movie, and Aaron Sorkin, who is writing the script for the as-yet untitled film, admitted the actor didn't even have to audition for the role.

He told Bloomberg TV: "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."

The 53-year-old scriptwriter has admitted the role will be "incredibly difficult" to play because Bale will appear in every scene in the Danny Boyle-directed motion picture, but he expects the Hollywood actor to "crush it".

He added: "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."

Sorkin previously revealed the movie will be split into three huge parts of Jobs' life - the launch of the Mac computer, the start of his computer company NeXT and the birth of the iPod.

He said: "It's a little like writing about the Beatles. There are so many people out there that know him and revere him."

Leonardo DiCaprio is rumoured to have turned down the role leaving the path clear for Bale.

Steve Jobs

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 122 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Written by: Aaron Sorkin, Walter Isaacson
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen
  • UK release: 13 November 2015

Unflattering but impressively multifaceted portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (Fassbender), centring on three key product launches: the Macintosh, the NeXT and the iMac. Boyle and Sorkin whip up genuine suspense, and the cast (Winslet, Daniels, Rogen) perform with furious conviction, with Fassbender unearthing the…


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