Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs in Upcoming Biopic

By Todd Wasserman


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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