What’s been speculation for some time now, has officially been confirmed. Christian Bale will play the role of Steve Jobs, in an upcoming Biopic written by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. Ashton Kutcher played the role of Jobs in the 2013 film of the same name, and although praised for his performance, the movie did poorly at the box office. Sorkin’s confident in Bale as Jobs, telling Bloomberg:
“We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale.” (Would we call him Chris?) Never one to undersell a project, Sorkin continued with the praise: “It’s an extremely difficult part and he’s gonna crush it.”
The film will be three scenes long, taking place backstage before different Apple product launches. It’ll be interesting to see how Bale and Kutcher’s depictions differentiate.