Christian Bale is reportedly all set to take-on the role of another American icon (after Batman, of course). The Welsh heartthrob has reportedly signed on to play Apple Founder Steve Jobs in a yet to-be-titled biopic helmed by none other than ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ director Danny Boyle.
The late great tech prodigy was recently portrayed on the silver screen by actor and (tech entrepreneur in his own right) Ashton Kutcher, in the Joshua Michael Stern film ‘Jobs’. Though commercially successful, ‘Jobs’ opened to mixed reviews. In a January interview with tech site The Verge, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak revealed that he was approached by the team behind ‘Jobs’ and given an early script to read. He notes he read it as far as he “could stomach it and felt it was crap.”
Based on Steve Jobs, the authorized biography by literary guru Walter Isaacson and penned by Aaron Sorkin, the rainmaker behind blockbuster hits ‘A Few Good Men’ and ‘The Social Network’, the yet-to-be-titled film is already creating a buzz on social media (and it doesn’t even have a release date).
Variety confirms that Bale is in discussions to put his spin on the man behind the Macintosh. Previous reports stated, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ star Leonardo DiCaprio was in the running for the lead but according to Digital Spy, Leo dropped out earlier this month as he takes a break from show business.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Sorkin revealed that the film will feature three parts covering the important milestones in Jobs’ life and career. “The first one being the Mac. The second one being NeXT after he had left Apple. And the third one being the iPod.”