Michael Fassbender next in line to portray Steve Jobs in Sony flick?

Michael Fassbender next in line to portray Steve Jobs in Sony flick?
With Christian Bale deciding that he is not the right guy to portray Steve Jobs, the latest name mentioned as a possible star for the biopic is Michael Fassbender. The actor is the third leading man associated with the role after Leonardo DiCaprio and Bale both declined. The film, which is being penned by Aaron Sorkin, reportedly follows Jobs during three important turning points in his career. The first Act will cover the unveiling of the Mac. That will be followed by Jobs' working at NeXT following his departure from Apple. The third Act will show Jobs backstage prior to the introduction of the iPod.

Recently, it was rumored that Seth Rogen would land the role of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. That part went to Book of Mormon star Josh Gad in last year's Jobs. The latter film, which starred Ashton Kutcher in the title role, came to theaters and left so fast that hardly anyone knew that it had been there. The movie was panned by many, including The Woz, who said that the film portrayed the two Apple co-founders incorrectly.

Fassbender is said to be in negotiations with Sony Pictures for the part of Steve Jobs, and is also talking with the film's director, Danny Boyle. The latter was the director for the hit film Slumdog Millionaire. Fassbender is known for his role as Magneto in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past. He also was in the 2014 winner of the Oscar for Best Movie, 12 Years a Slave.

source: Variety via RedmondPie

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12 Comments

1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Nov 5 Michael Fassbender no longer in talks to play Jobs, James Franco favourite to play Jobs

3. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

In a few months: "A man named Carl from Oklahoma set to play Steve Jobs in the latest biopic."

5. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

james franco,is this a joke?lol.

11. vivek_ananda

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 20, 2012

I guess we are not far away from reading the news "Danny Boyle to portray Steve Jobs besides directing it" after getting rejected by all the actors

2. mturby unregistered

Dont do that pal, u gotta keep urself focus on Magneto. + if it turns to be a bad movie could affect ur reputation. we want xmen, not jobs, iphones or pink colors (did u get that last part?).

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

I don't think he can hear you, nor do I think he cares about your opinion about his choice in movie roles.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31299; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ummm, you do know he can't hear you, rite?

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31299; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well, he can manipulate metal. No more bendgate lol. I couldn't resist.

8. ithehappy

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

He will be needing to speak that awful accent now, if he agrees.

9. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

No one is plaing Steve jobs. The movie is scrap

10. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Dude looks nothing like Steve Jobs

12. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Sony should just retire this really.. Apple is one of their main competitor, plus.. Steve Jobs' life isnt that interesting really.

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