Sorkin Confirms Bale to Star as Steve Jobs; Boyle to Direct

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For those of you – like us – who like predicting the Oscar race years in advance, we have one of the baitiest sounding films for you to add to your boards. Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) is teaming up with Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) to bring us a new Steve Jobs biopic, and the pair have landed on Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale (The Fighter) to play the lead role.

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Bale will star as the late CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, according to Sorkin himself  in an interview with Bloomberg Television. Bale beat out several other A-list actors vying for the role, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon. Sorkin is adapting Walter Isaacson’s biography, simply titled “Steve Jobs,” though there is no official title yet for the film, which is set to begin filming very shortly. As is the case with most of Sorkin’s work, the film promises to be very wordy, giving Bale plenty of opportunities to shine, and, as Sorkin predicts, “he is gonna crush it.”

Here’s an excerpt from the interview: