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Christian Bale rumored to play Steve Jobs in next biopic

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Christian Bale rumored to play Steve Jobs in next biopic
We've already gotten two Steve Jobs biopics that ranged from intentionally bad ("iSteve", starring Justin Long), and unintentionally bad ("Jobs", starring Ashton Kutcher.) But, there is still a Steve Jobs biopic that is in the works that has at least a chance to be good, which is the as yet untitled movie being made by "The Social Network" writer/director duo Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher.

The new word is that Christian Bale is the frontrunner to play Steve Jobs himself, or at least that the former Batman is director David Fincher's top choice. Bale apparently hasn't actually been approached for the role yet, although he has been rumored to be a contender since before there was even a script. Bale is currently taking a break after having finished playing the role of Moses in Ridley Scott’s upcoming Bible epic "Exodus."

The biopic from Sony has been in the works for the past three years since soon after Jobs passed away. Aaron Sorkin was signed first to adapt Walter Isaacson's biography into a movie about Jobs' life, and David Fincher was added to the project soon after. As mentioned before, the duo had been responsible for the Facebook movie, which received mixed reviews from the tech community because of Sorkin's seeming disinterest in technology. As Mark Zuckerberg said at the time, "They just can’t wrap their head around the idea that someone might build something because they like building things", which led to "a big disconnect from the way that the people who make movies think about what we do in Silicon Valley.

So far, the rumors around the Jobs pic have stirred up similar concerns, because Sorkin's initial outline didn't even include the iPhone. Still, given the names being tossed around for the project, it's hard to imagine the movie being bad. "The Social Network" wasn't a bad movie. It was actually quite good, if you took it as a work of fiction.

source: The Wrap via 9to5Mac

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posted on 20 Mar 2014, 17:31 8

1. Calm_down_mon (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)

I wonder what kind of diet he'll have to go on to look like a douche.

posted on 21 Mar 2014, 08:02

13. promise7 (Posts: 891; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

If you're referring to Jobs weight loss you do realize it was from his cancer right?

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 17:46

2. grahaman27 (Posts: 361; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

at least Ashton Kutcher looked somewhat like him (but acted nothing like him). Now they need someone that could act the tyrannical ahole part- OH get Will Farrell to play Steve Jobs, that would be more accurate to real life!! :P

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 18:01 3

3. tedkord (Posts: 13876; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Here's Christian Bale auditioning for the part of Steve Jobs. He really nailed it.


posted on 20 Mar 2014, 19:40 1

4. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

Aw, you beat me to linking it.

Considering there have been reports from Apple employees saying how Mr. Jobs used to get pretty verbal in the HQ, I just knew Christian Bale would be perfect with the temper to match it :P

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 19:56

5. mrblah (Posts: 577; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)

haha! i was going to too!

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 20:35

6. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

If you took The Social Network as a work of fiction? Something tells me that movie is more accurate than Zuckerberg lets on, because it makes him look like a scumbag (that he is). The events themselves may not have happened as they did in the movie, but the psychology of Zuckerberg was spot on.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 22:32

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


posted on 20 Mar 2014, 22:53

8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Christian Bale wouldn't do Batman again for millions of dollars but he'll play as Steve Jobs in another crappy Apple movie? Come on, come on....

posted on 21 Mar 2014, 14:12

15. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

he wouldnt do another batman because Nolan wouldn't. So blame Nolan.

posted on 21 Mar 2014, 00:20

9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

So Bale is the 4 inch version of iPhone...

posted on 21 Mar 2014, 06:03

10. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)

Just play batman bale.

posted on 21 Mar 2014, 06:35 2

11. SIGPRO (Posts: 1865; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

Steve jobs was a dictator! and not a man of honor!

posted on 21 Mar 2014, 07:05

12. supratik1993 (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 Mar 2014)

Hope the movie is on the biography by walter issacton......and Christian bale sounds way better than aston kutcher....

posted on 21 Mar 2014, 08:12 1

14. linaresx (Posts: 101; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)

Another one? Maybe I'll get my chance to play him too. Hollywood here I come!

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