Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in Sony's biography of the late Apple co-founder

Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in Sony's biography of the late Apple co-founder
At last, it appears that Sony has an actor to portray the late Steve Jobs for its filmed biography of the late Apple co-founder. Oscar winner Christian Bale, who was one of the leading candidates to win the role, is in final talks to use his Oscar winning skills to portray Jobs. According to industry paper Variety, the choice has already been made and the actor, who has played Batman, already has the role.

The movie is based on Walter Isaacson's best selling biography, and is written by Aaron Sorkin. The latter received an Oscar in 2011 after penning the script for The Social Network. Danny Boyle will direct. Boyle received an Oscar for his direction of 2008's Slumdog Millionaire. This will be the second Jobs biography to hit the silver screen. Last year, the Ashton Kutchner vehicle Jobs made a quick and uneventful trip through movie theaters nationwide. Steve Wozniak, who was portrayed by Josh Gad in the film, chided the script for being off base.

Sorkin has already discussed the broad outlines of the film. The action will take place backstage before three different Apple announcements. The first is for the introduction of the Mac. The second is for the acquisition of NeXT. It was this transaction that brought Steve Jobs back to Apple, after he was removed from the company he co-founded by John Sculley. The last sequence will show Steve Jobs backstage before the introduction of the Apple iPod. Ironically, that is where the movie Jobs begins.

Shooting on the film, which does not yet have a title, is expected to start in the spring.

source: Variety via AppleInsider

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16 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Who are you? I'm BatJobs.

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I'm over the fact that Benny boy is going to be Batman, but come on Bale, seriously? They offered you like 30-40 million to play Batman again and you turned it down.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hell I'd play him for an 8th of that, and I'm a black guy lol. Dude was crazy to turn that much bank down.

5. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Seriously, how rich can you be to say "40 million? Nah man, no thanks, give that to someone else."

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly, bill gates maybe, and he ain't bill gates rich.

21. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Christopher Nolan wanted to end the trilogy (arguably the best batman story), more batman movies by Bale would have made it overdone.

16. Da_Persian

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

The reason Chris turned down the money is because the series was over, plus if he returned Christopher Nolan wouldn't have directed it which was the one of the reasons Christian agreed to portray Batman.

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Batman - Dark Apple Rises....!!!

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Coz I'm Batman!

6. leonmbj

Posts: 45; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

for me, "Pirates of Silicon Valley" is way better than "jOBS" I hope thay make a good movie

7. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

The Dark Jobs Rises?

15. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

From Batman to Battyman; from caped crusader to turtle-necked tyrant.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Bale certainly has the temperament and ego to play Jobs. They could have used that recording of him screaming at a lighting tech as an audition.

20. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lmao!

22. dd11

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

No, don't tell me he is going through body transformation (again), this time during the single film.

24. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

But Why? Let the man die already.

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