Christian Bale once again appears the top choice to play Steve Jobs in Sony's biography

Christian Bale once again appears the top choice to play Steve Jobs in Sony's biography
Now available to view on on Netflix, the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs left a lot to be desired. Not only were the facts wrong according to Steve Wozniak (and if anyone should know, it would be The Woz), but the whole movie seemed light on details. But Jobs was always going to be the warm up for the Sony Pictures biography, which is based on the best selling book by Walter Isaacson. This film is being written by West Wing screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and will have a much bigger budget than Jobs did.

It has been a long grueling process to cast the main character. The movie still does not have its Steve Jobs yet, and the front runner, Leonardo DiCaprio, has dropped out of the running because he is taking a hiatus from acting. That means that Christian Bale, who at one time was the top choice to play the co-founder of Apple, is once again seen as the best man to star in the movie.

Other names mentioned as possibilities to step into Steve Jobs' shoes include Ben Affleck, his pal Matt Damon, and Bradley Cooper. Considering that the film is still in pre-production, Sony has the time to find the star it needs to make this a movie that will appeal to techies and non-techies alike.

source: HollywoodReporter via SlashGear

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16 Comments

1. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

I just hope that he doesn't bring Batman out in this movie like he's done with every other movie of his since. He screams or gets intense or intimidating and then it's like, "Oh look, I didn't know Batman was in this movie!"

2. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Bale seems the perfect choice. He has a timeless quality that'll let him do a convincing job at several stages of Steve's life. He has the determination to physically adapt to Steve's changing condition as his disease progresses. Finally he has a bit of the same mean-spirited self-centeredness that Steve is infamous for... Plus he is closer to looking like Steve than any of the others.

3. Blazers

Posts: 720; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

How come Hollywood doesn't want to do a bio pic about Eric Schmidt and his life? Just a couple of clowns trying to become interns is all the Hollywood love Google gets.

16. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Dude, Eric is still alive. Plus, why would you want to have a movie about a boring CEO?

4. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Well he's a jerk in real life (allegedly) He'll do far better than Kutcher for sure

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

haha...true dat. +1 ' ...he's the hero iOS fans deserves, but not the one it needs right now'

6. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Why not athiest bale?

7. YourNickname

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Mattttt damonnmmmm Would make the steve jobs ifans deserve. Kelso was fine too.

8. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

it be a flop just like steve

9. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

go Batman!

10. JMartin22

Posts: 2334; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

This movie isn't going to sell because people don't care about executives of a company or the internal functions of a corporation. I'd go as far as to say that not many people know who Steve Jobs even was.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17135; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Here's Bale auditioning for the part. It sounds like he's got Jobs' character down. He's perfect for the part. http://youtu.be/qrvMTv_r8sA

12. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Geesh another Jobs movie. How many do we need? I rather see sharknado II

13. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'm more interested to see who they get for Woz.

14. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Honestly I liked the movie "JOBS". I already knew that it didn't have accurate details but I felt it captured the spirit of something great. How the computer came to be and its still amazes me that at one point people couldn't fathom using a mouse. I dont know about you guys but I grew up in the 90s and early 2000's. The mid 90's was an explosive time for technology in general and I remember using apple II's in school. I don't know maybe I just connect with the movie differently then most and also because I'm an IT manager now, I feel it partialy reflects my life.

15. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Get Robert Downey Jr. His "Tony Stark" is almost there as Steve Jobs already and I'm positive he'd nail the "one more thing" type of speech.

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