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Christian Bale has been officially confirmed as the leading star in Sony’s upcoming movie adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s bestselling 2011 biography of Apple’s late co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs.

The English actor, 40 years old, will play Steve Jobs, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin made it clear during an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Emily Chang for an upcoming edition of Studio 1.0.

Bale was chosen as “the best actor on the board in a certain age range,” Sorkin said, adding he’s ”gonna crush it” and that “there isn’t a scene or a frame that he’s not in”.

“He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined,” he quipped.

Although shooting hasn’t started yet, Sorkin told The Hollywood Reporter that the movie, based on Walter Isaacson’s official bio book, will be divided into three distinct scenes, running approximately 30 minutes long each. The individual scenes will portray the events leading up to major Apple product launches: the iPod launch in 2001, the NeXT introduction and the original iMac unveiling.

Check out Bloomberg TV’s interview with award-winning writer Sorkin.

Bale was first mentioned as a possible front-runner for the Steve Jobs role back in March 2014, when it also became clear that the movie was to be directed by “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle after Oscar-nominated “The Social Network” director David Fincher had dropped out.

Following news earlier in the month that Oscar-nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly withdrew himself from the negotiations to play Apple’s mercurial co-founder, Variety reported that Christian Bale was close to reaching a deal with Sony.

Here’s Conan O’Brien take on how Bale might tackle the new role.

Aside from Bale and DiCaprio, other actors have been considered for the part like Matt Damon and Bradley Cooper.

Bale has of course played Batman in “The Dark Knight Trilogy,” is set to star as Moses in the upcoming “Exodus: Gods and Kings” and has won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2011 for his role in “The Fighter”.

[Bloomberg TV]

  • gittlopctbi

    Wow, Fanboys should eat this on-the-edge-of-your-seat movie up!

    I think I’d rather watch Conan’s version. 🙂

    • Jason Baroni

      Ok. Go

      • gittlopctbi


      • Jason Baroni

        De nada!

  • Jason Baroni

    I would prefer a movie based on Steve Jobs’s life. I know Ashton Kutcher’s Steve was about it, but it stood for his young years the most. I am 20 and the best I could see from Steve was from 2010 until his death, so a script based on him getting back to Apple until the iPad sounds very cool.

    Anyway, I am excited for this movie.

  • Andy Gostavo

    but .. but .. he is batman 🙁

    • Jason Baroni

      Because Steve Jobs was Batman. Seems legit

  • Bale’s English? Huh, I did not know that. Seems we Brits get all the greats

    • SoylentGreen

      Yanks are inherently controlled, as evidenced by the fact that it is currently taking in all-comers from obola riddled countries, broke every default setting when it comes to cat4 containment of a disease that kills 70/80% of the ppl who get it, and it broke last night that they are ‘dissappearing’ ppl from hospitals! Most yanks are this way from drinking flouride and watching propoganda on tv, IQ’s down 10-15 points per fluoride consuming golem.
      -so its no surprise they look toward the lesser malcontents when choosing a crony to play this revolutionary (lol) mp3 re-designer that ‘was’ Steve ‘we can make a ton off $$ from that half dead guy’ jobs
      I wonder if anybody actually touched jobs in the last 3 years as he looks like a reanimated bergen belsen ex-resident? Eugenics Jobs

  • WiseBlasian

    Christian Bale will be perfect. Leo is my fav actor but come on he’s just physically too far from Jobs. And Bradley? Lol everytime he speaks it’s like he’s gonna crack a joke. Matt Damon hum no.

  • Marcus

    I’m so glad that one of my favorite actors will be playing one of my favorite inventors 🙂

    • truth

      Christian bale doesn’t have or ever shown Steve’s sensitivity or his charisma or his abstract pondering artsy philosophical starrry-eyedness. Hes a bit 2 dimensional and overrated by fanboys and due to good roles he got (batman obv). If he can show more range than just his usual standard cold and/or aggressive (which will be good for those traits of steve) and actually pull it off; all eyes in the acting world are on him right now as it would be a role of a lifetime then and will take a big change from his track record.

      A younger tom cruise would have been perfect (who expanded that range circa jerry maguire), but noah wyle will have end up being the best steve jobs.

  • Tommy

    Oh boy. Not another Steve jobs movie.

  • Ray V

    How many more Steve Jobs movies do we need? And in such a short amount of time too.

  • SoylentGreen

    I wonder if they will draught in an obola victim to play jobs in his ‘bleached pretzel’ years