Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Christian Bale Set To Play Steve Jobs

BaleJobs.jpg

Christian Bale looks set to take on the role of iconic Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, following Leonardo DiCaprio's withdrawal from the project.

The Oscar-winner is currently in talks with Sony to act in the biopic, entitled 'Jobs', which will be directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin. DiCaprio was in pole position, but pulled out to take time off from acting, leaving the role free for Bale.

Sorkin has already said that the movie will be three long scenes, each occurring backstage before a major Apple product launch. He told the Daily Beast, “The first one [is] the Mac, the second one [is] NeXT, after he had left Apple. And the third one [is] the iPod. It’s a little like writing about the Beatles. There are so many people out there that know him and revere him.”

It's set to be shot in spring next year - no release date has yet been announced.

It will, of course, be the second biopic of the same name, after last year's effort, which starred Ashton Kutcher as the technology mogul. That one bombed at the box office, but Kutcher received praise for his portrayal of Jobs (albeit producing some comedy gif moments such as that below) - we're sure Bale can do a better, ahem, job, though.

(Image: Rex/Getty)

[via Variety]

Ashton Kutcher Steve Jobs gif

Related

jobsmain.jpg

Lifetime Of Steve Jobs Infographic

jobs.jpg

The Jobs trailer hits

Bono1.jpg

Bono Apologises for iTunes Giveaway

iphone3.jpg

All The iPhones In One GIF

hero4.jpg

The 10 Most Surprising Album Releases

nophone1.jpg

The NoPhone Raises $2500 on Kickstarter

Comments

More

Why every man must watch La La Land

It's not just all bollocks singing and dancing, there's some serious life advice on show

17 Jan 2017

Did Indiana Jones & The Crystal Skull predict the Trump presidency?

Mind. Blown.

by Dave Fawbert
13 Jan 2017

The 7 best titles new to UK Netflix this week

13 Jan 2017

Top 10 Scariest Stephen King Scenes

13 Jan 2017

Home Alone with digitally added blood is truly disturbing

Kevin was an utter psychopath

by Dave Fawbert
13 Jan 2017

There's a new trailer for that insane Russian superhero movie

Yes of course there's a giant bear with a machine gun

by Dave Fawbert
12 Jan 2017

Andrew Garfield: "I have had amazing experiences with mushrooms"

The actor talks fame, mind altering substances and the time his mate kissed Taylor Swift's ear

11 Jan 2017

Haunting first trailer for film loosely based on the Aurora shooting

Powerful stuff

11 Jan 2017

Randy Quaid writes furious open letter to Meryl Streep

The Independence Day (and others) have some stuff to say

11 Jan 2017

Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Garfield made out at the Golden Globes

We always said Spiderman and Deadpool had chemistry

09 Jan 2017