Christian Bale will be your next film Steve Jobs.
Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter of the upcoming biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography Steve Jobs, confirmed to Bloomberg that the Dark Knight actor will be taking on the role of the late Apple co-founder.
“I couldn’t be more excited about him,” said Sorkin. “He really is a phenomenal actor.”
Sorkin also said that Bale didn’t really have to audition for the role, but there was a meeting.
“The role is an extremely difficult role. He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined. There isn’t a scene – or frame – that he’s not in, and there’s a tremendous amount of language.
“It’s an extremely difficult part and he’s gonna crush it.”
Bale’s name was rumored months ago, and then it faded as the Leonardo DiCaprio rumor train took off. Just last week, Bale was once again thrown back into the rumor mix, alongside names like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Bradley Cooper.
As far as directing goes, that job falls on Danny Boyle after David Fincher dropped out of contention.
Production on the still-untitled film will kick of in the next couple of months. Sorkin actually finished the script back in January.
Do you think Bale is going to ‘crush it’? I bet Bale thinks he’s going to crush it.