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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Christian Bale To Play Steve Jobs For Danny Boyle

We reported on this months ago when David Fincher was considering taking the directorial reins on Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic based on the biography by Walter Isaacson, but it's looking more and more like Christian Bale will be wiping away the stench of Ashton Kucher's performance as the founder of Apple Computers.

Fincher won't be involved it turns out, having passed on the script, but he'll be replaced by the quite capable hands of Danny Boyle, who is in need of a bit of a critical hit after the disastrous Trance last year.

Bale, who was an early contender for the role, had fallen away after Leonardo DiCaprio had expressed interest. But with DiCaprio now having moved on, Bale is back and likely to take the role, having beaten out the likes of Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper.

There's no specific word on when production will begin, but we do know that Sorkin's script will detail three specific moments in Jobs' life in real time, at the product launches of the Mac, NeXT, and iPod.

Source: IndieWire

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