Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs in Upcoming Biopic

By Todd Wasserman

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Actor Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming biopic, Sorkin confirmed on Thursday.

Speaking with Bloomberg, Sorkin — who is known for penning the Academy Award-winning script for The Social Network, which chronicled the rise of Facebook — said Bale got the part without an audition

“We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” Sorkin told Bloomberg Television’s Emily Chang on a coming edition of Studio 1.0. “He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.”

The film, which is based on Walter Isaacson’s 2011 bio, will begin shooting in a few months, Sorkin said, adding that it will be a challenging role. “He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined,” Sorkin said. “There isn’t a scene or a frame that he’s not in. So it’s an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it.” …

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