Christian Bale will not be playing Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic from Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin, according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter.
Sorkin, who based the screenplay on Walter Isaac Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography, recently confirmed to Bloomberg that Bale would be taking on the role, saying he “couldn’t be more excited about him,” and that he’s a “phenomenal actor.”
But that was then and this is now. THR reports:
Sources say Bale, after much deliberation and conflicting feelings, came to the conclusion he was not right for the part and decided to withdraw.
Bale’s name has been mentioned with this film for quite some time as has Leonardo DiCaprio’s. Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Bradley Cooper have also been brought up at one time or another. Recent reports have Seth Rogen as a possibility for Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Either way, you can’t have a Steve Jobs movie without a Steve Jobs, so I guess you’ll be waiting a bit more on this one. In the meantime, feel free to head over to Netflix and watch Ashton Kutcher pretend to be Jobs. After that, you can decide for yourself if you want to see this story told again on screen.
Or you could, you know, just read the book.
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