Christian Bale is set to play Steve Jobs in the Aaron Sorkin penned biopic


christianbalestevejobs-618x400Sometimes it only takes time for certain casting decisions to ultimately be made. Back when David Fincher was set to make the Steve Jobs biopic that Aaron Sorkin adapted (reuniting them after The Social Network), he wanted Christian Bale to play Jobs. Then, Fincher left the project and ultimately Danny Boyle came on board, leading to a loose agreement for Leonardo DiCaprio to portray the titan. Recently though, DiCaprio left the film, needing a break, and sending Boyle/Sony on a hunt for someone new. Names like Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, and Matt Damon were floated, as well as Bale again. Well, reports now have Bale now in negotiations to once again take on the role (some even have him being signed, sealed, and delivered), and it’s a choice that I think is top notch. Everyone mentioned for the part would have knocked it out of the park, but Bale has the added bonus of looking a lot like the younger Jobs did, so that can only help with this highly anticipated movie. Boyle could use a big hit, while I’m a sucker for all things Sorkin, so that’s a plus too. The untitled Jobs biopic doesn’t have a release date, but the adaptation of the book by Walter Isaacson most likely seems like a 2016 release to me, though stay tuned on that front. Assuming Bale is in, he could very well be in play to win another Oscar. Time will tell.

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