Count this one as fact: Christian Bale has signed on to play the iconic founder of Apple Computers, Steve Jobs. The Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) written project will be helmed by Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire).
“We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale. He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting,” Sorkin told Bloomberg.
Sorkin also promised that Bale will have to limber up verbally for the role, as he promised that there will be exponentially more lines than any other film Bale has done prior. Anyone who has seen a Sorkin movie or TV show like The West Wing knows that all too well.
“He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined,” Sorkin proudly said. “It’s an extremely difficult part and he’s gonna crush it.”
Leonardo DiCaprio was initially slated to star, but dropped out and although we love Leo, we think Bale is the better choice. Watch The Fighter online and see what we mean.
Yes, there was a recent biopic called Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher, but we’ll just pretend that didn’t happen!