It appears Christian Bale will not be starring in Sony’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic after all. The Hollywood Reporter says the actor has decided that he was “not right for the part,” of the Apple co-founder, and has decided to withdraw from the film.
It was announced just last week that Bale would be starring in the Aaron Sorkin written Steve Jobs biographical film. Sorkin was quoted as saying Christian Bale had not only had Bale won the role of Jobs, but said that he predicted that Bale “is gonna crush it.”
“He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined,” Sorkin had 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.”
Production on the film, based on Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography “Steve Jobs,” was set to begin in the next couple of months. It’s unknown how Bale’s withdrawal from the role will affect the production schedule.
The movie – divided into three scenes, each taking place backstage before one of Apple’s famous product launches – will be directed by Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle.