Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic.
will star as late Apple CEO Steve Jobs
in the upcoming biopic from the director Danny Boyle. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin
confirmed the decision in an interview with Bloomberg Television, pointing out that the Oscar-winning actor didn't even audition for the role.
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"We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale," Sorkin said. "He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting."
There were several actors reported to play the lead role including Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper,
and Leonardo DiCaprio.
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The upcoming biopic will be based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography about Steve Jobs and shooting will begin within the next couple of months. Aaron Sorkin is best known for writing The Social Network
and The West Wing.
"He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined," he told Bloomberg. "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."
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