Actor Michael Fassbender arrives for the BAFTA awards ceremony in London

The tumultuous casting process of Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic continues, with Michael Fassbender now reportedly in talks to play the Apple co-founder. Variety reports today that following the departure of Christian Bale, the actor has begun “early talks” with director Danny Boyle and Sony execs.

Although not as well known as Bale, Fassbender has starred in a number of high profile movies, including Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds and Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. He also received an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor, for his performance in 12 Years a Slave.

This is the third actor we’ve seen attached to the Steve Jobs role, following the aforementioned Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio. Seth Rogen’s name has also been tossed around as a potential Steve Wozniak for the film, and word has it that Zero Dark Thirty’s Jessica Chasten is being eyed for a part.

The movie, which is based on the New York Times Best-Seller Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson, is a highly anticipated feature for folks in both Silicon Valley and Hollywood. The script is being penned by Aaron Sorkin, and the film is being directed by Slumdog Millionaire’s Danny Boyle.

Production was initially expected to begin this winter.


  • M L

    Jessica Chasten tossed in as what?? The love interest of Jobs?

    • An Apple exec? A high profile Tech Journalist? Could be anything.

  • Merman123

    Really?? Wish me luck guys. I’m going to audition for the role as well.

  • NeftyCorrea

    Nope should be Ashton kutcher every other actor isn’t fit for Steve jobs role

    • Carlos Gomes

      I strongly disagree. Ashton Kutcher is only viable for comedy.

      • BoardDWorld

        That’s a bit harsh. To be fair his face/voice is very much imbedded in comical roles but getting past that in the first few scenes he did do a great job in acting in the Jobs movie.

        That said I wouldn’t want to see him in another Steve Jobs role.

  • Bob

    How comes you guys didn’t report that Tim Cook came out as gay and said it was one of the greatest gifts that god gave him. Also that after this a Steve Jobs memorial in Russia was destroyed .

    • Cody

      Um. Actually “they” reported that Tim cook came out gay.
      But I do agree on the fact that they did not report about the Steve Jobs memorial in Russia was destroyed.

  • Cody

    Hahaha wow. For real?

  • Marcus

    I don’t even like Michael Fassbender as Magneto…

  • George

    Hot af

  • Simmy

    You don’t even mention the Xmen films he’s starred in but rather mention supporting roles in less popular movies?………