Christian Bale is Officially Steve Jobs in Biopic
After much Hollywood buzz and online rumour-mongering it has been confirmed that British actor Christian Bale will play the pioneering Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a movie of his life which will now be directed by Danny Boyle.
The Dark Knight Trilogy actor will be portraying the CEO and inventor of the Apple Mac and iPhone in the currently untitled film based on Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography Steve Jobs which was authorised and requested by Apple’s frontman and tech champion shortly before he passed away in October of that year at age 56 after a long fight with pancreatic cancer.
The Steve Jobs book will be adapted for screen by Aaron Sorkin who penned the film A Few Good Men and TV’s The West Wing and he revealed to Bloomberg Television that as the ‘best actor on the board’ Christian Bale was the one and only choice for the role. ‘He didn’t even have to audition’ said Sorkin.
40 year old veteran actor Bale made his big screen debut in the World War II memoir Empire of the Sun in 1987 and has since worked his way to the top of Hollywood’s most wanted for his impressive dramatic performances and writer Aaron Sorkin adds that the former Batman will ‘smash it’ as Jobs. We’d have to agree with his expectations.
This will not be the first time Steve Jobs’ life will have been seen on the big screen and indie projects Jobs failed to impress the crowds at film festivals despite the uncanny resemblance by Ashton Kutcher in the title role. This led to a quiet roll out in a handful of cinemas across the globe, followed shortly by DVD and Netflix.