Christian Bale decides he shouldn't play Steve Jobs

Christian Bale decides he shouldn't play Steve Jobs
Sony Pictures studio just can't catch a break with its Steve Jobs biopic. The production has hit a number of delays, including having to basically start over with a new director. Now, word is coming out that the film's reported lead, Christian Bale, has decided that he shouldn't be playing Steve Jobs; so, producers have to once again go on the search for a lead actor.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bale decided that he wasn't the right actor for the role. Bale was first offered the role after Leonardo DiCaprio dropped out of the film. Director Danny Boyle is said to be meeting with actors throughout this week to discuss the lead. Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Bradley Cooper have all been rumored for the role in the past, but it is unclear if Boyle will be meeting with any of them this week. This Jobs biopic was scheduled to start filming this winter, but that seems highly unlikely now. 

It was recently reported that Seth Rogen is in discussions for the role of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, but no formal offer has been made. Jessica Chastain has also been rumored for a role in the film, but it isn't known who she would play. Eventually all of this will get sorted out, but anyone hoping for this Jobs biopic better not hold their breath.

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32 Comments

1. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

In other words Batman decided he wasn't the hero Apple needs

18. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

He wasn't the hero Apple *deserves :D

21. 5sApple

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

Batman needs BatMobile..not Apple:D

22. jdot104

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Hopefully he dropped out of this movie to play Doctor Strange :D

24. MrOmkar

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

Finally relieved ! I was expecting this sooner or later. I definitely didn't want him to play jobs, it should be played by someone new to the industry.

27. papo1254

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

But Doctor Strange will be play by Benedict Cumberbatch.

2. vanquished

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

Smart move. They already did a Steve Jobs movie. It had Ashton Kutcher in it. Christian Bale shouldn't align himself with any project that may have seth rogen in it.

8. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

i think justin longs version suits apple better. i dont know why would bale even consider doing this after dicaprios refusal. hes ten times better than all those actors named above

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Bale is a fantastic method actor. He's a jackass, but he's good at his craft. And Dicaprio isnt a slouch in the smallest of terms... so with both of them bowing out of the part, this movie must be absolute crap.

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

He should play Tim Cook, pink Mac suits him

5. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

but .. Christian Bale is not gay !!

17. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

LOL nice one.

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Just imagine "And there is one more thing" said with Batman's voice :D The whole movie would be so funny with that voice and Gates would be some nemezis like Joker. These characters have so much potential :D

6. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Probably for the best. Really though, why make a movie about him? Let alone ANOTHER movie...

7. av911 unregistered

How many biopics do you have to make of the same person?

26. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Maybe 2 every year to satisfy iDiots on their worship cravings.

10. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Ahhh Shucks! I was looking forward to the "WHEREIZHE!?!?!" scene where he is trying to find the first guy to report #Bendgate.

11. paul4hp

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

If Sony had any brains they would tell their Pictures division to scrap the whole project. Why would they want to create even more reality-distortion-field hype and free advertising for a fashion brand that is their main competitor?

32. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

THIS!

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

That's good news. He should STAY AS THE DARK KNIGHT. NOT the evil CEO

13. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Christian bale doesn't play s**t roles is why, guys a master

23. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Just like Sean Connery, stopped playing James Bond because he don't want his talent being undermined by pop culture icons. Look at Keanu Reeves, Macaulay Culkin, Daniel Raddcliff and those guys that played Superman. All their present movies are flop because they're now attached to the roles they made.

14. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

how bout Matthew Mcconohey or however you spell his name? He seems to be the hot actor right now anyway.

29. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

All right all right all right....I got this new fangled thing called an iPhone that's gonna revolutionize the industry, yes it will.

15. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Bale heard Seth Rogen is going to play Woz so he split! Smart move.

19. CellPhonesExpert

Posts: 45; Member since: Oct 10, 2014

this is precisely what happened

16. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

movie should not be made jobs was a thief lier and con man

20. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I still say it should be Robert Downey Jr. Solid acting capabilities and charisma. Just think of Tony Stark saying the "one more thing" line during a presentation. He's got the stage presence to deliver. Of course, his docket may be pretty full leaving him unavailable.

25. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

That's asking Downey Jr. to take career suicide. The guy's not yet mental to let his acting standards go down.

31. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Didn't we just have a Steve Jobs movie?

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