The Steve Jobs biopic is finally moving forward with some very exciting casting news. Christian Bale is officially announced to take on the lead role in a new Steve Jobs biopic, because we are still not sure why there was an Ashton Kutcher version to begin with. As cited by Rottentomatoes.com, the 2013 “made-for-TV biopic” was “An ambitious but skin-deep portrait of an influential, complex figure”. Luckily this time round we’ll have the privilege of Bale starring in the titular role, of what should be one of the most interesting biopics ever made. Perfect replacement for Leonardo DiCaprio after he left the project right?
The casting is confirmed by Aaron Sorkin, who writes the script for the film based on the best-selling Steve Jobs biography penned by Walter Isaacson. The scribe broke the news in an interview with Bloomberg Television, he said:
“We needed the best actor on the board in a certain range and that’s Christian Bale,””I couldn’t be more excited.” “He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.” “The role is an extremely difficult role. He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined,” Sorkin explains. “There isn’t a scene or a frame that he’s not in. And there’s a tremendous amount of language. So it’s an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it.”
The movie to be helmed by Danny Boyle has no release date set just yet.