Christian Bale Hired for Steve Jobs Role in Sorkin Biopic Without Auditioning

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has confirmed in a Bloomberg interview that actor Christian Bale will indeed star as Steve Jobs in Sorkin's upcoming biopic based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography of the Apple co-founder. Bale, who was said last week to be in talks for the role, met with Sorkin but did not have to audition for the part.

“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.”

Shooting for the film will begin in the coming months in what will be a challenging role for the established actor. Bale reportedly will appear in every frame of the movie with speaking parts that exceed three movies combined. The movie will focus on three 30-minute scenes that detail three different product launches.

The movie will be released by Sony, with Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle of Slumdog Millionaire fame associated with the project.

Top Rated Comments

decimortis Avatar
102 months ago
Batman doesn't need to audition. He's Batman.

D.
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
powers74 Avatar
102 months ago
Any chance he could bring that muffled "I'm Batman" voice?..

"I'm Steve Jobs"
"Sir, the demo models are ready"

SJ: "WHERE ARE THEY???"
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jabingla2810 Avatar
102 months ago
He's a better actor than Ashton Kutcher that's for sure.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TreyCox Avatar
102 months ago
I guess this will be the only Sony movie without Sony product placement everywhere.

I'm looking forward to the movie.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sosull Avatar
102 months ago
Just the perfect balance of genius and fury.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TWSS37 Avatar
102 months ago
I'm looking to the 30 minute segment in which Woz breaks his back and throws him in a pit
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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