We reported last week that actor Christian Bale was in talks to portray Steve Jobs in Soon’s upcoming biopic. Bloomberg reports today that Bale has snagged the coveted role, without even auditioning for the part!
The movie’s screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin, sat down for an interview with Bloomberg Television, and confirmed that not only had Bale won the role of Jobs, but he predicts that Bale “is gonna crush it.”
Sorkin says a Bale audition was never a requirement, saying, “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale.”
“He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined,” Sorkin said. “There isn’t a scene or a frame that he’s not in. […] So it’s an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it.”
Sorkin says production on the film, based on Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography “Steve Jobs,” will begin in the next couple of months. The movie will be directed by Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle.