Christian Bale Is The Next Steve Jobs: Actor In Talks With Sony For Biopic
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All you Christian Bale fans out there, we have some news in the hotpot for you. After saving Gotham City and portraying Moses, Bale has set out onto another of his ventures – creating Apple. Yes, Christian Bale is to play the late Steve Jobs in an upcoming movie.
The movie is the highly anticipated biopic by Sony, based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs. It is to be written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire). Moreover, Scott Rudin (The Social Network) will be producing the biopic along with Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady.
Speaking at Newsweek, Sorkin revealed that the movie will be divided into three long “real-time” scenes, each taking place backstage before one of Apple’s famous product launches. Talking to the Daily Beast, he elaborated:
[Real time] is when a half hour for you in the audience is the same as a half hour for the character on the screen. There will be no time cuts. Each of these three scenes is going to take place before a product launch—backstage before a product launch. The first one being the Mac, the second one being NeXT (after he had left Apple), and the third one being the iPod.
Christian Bale had been initially approached for the role but due to his ongoing talks with Fox to star in The Deep Blue Goodbye, the focus had been shifted to Leonardo Di Caprio, reportedly.
However, Bale’s negotiations with Fox have now come to a standstill because he is not looking forward to commit to sequels after playing Batman in the Dark Knight series. This points to a possibility that Christian Bale might be playing Steve Jobs now. Apart from Di Caprio, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper have been rumored to play the role.
“One of the hesitations I had in taking on the movie was that it’s a little like writing about The Beatles,” Sorkin continued. “There are so many people out there who know so much about him and who revere him. I saw a minefield of disappointment, frankly, that I was going to do something [wrong] and—hopefully when I’m done with my research I’ll be in the same ballpark of knowledge about Steve Jobs as so many people in this room are.”