The Margin: Christian Bale turns down Steve Jobs role in upcoming biopic

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Now that the excitement of the midterm election is behind us, on to the really important news: Christian Bale will not play Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic written by Aaron Sorkin and set to be directed by Danny Boyle.

The Hollywood Reporter announced on Monday that sources said Bale didn’t think he was right for the part of the Apple AAPL, +0.29%  co-founder.

Bale‘s decision to pass on the role makes him the second high-profile actor to do so after Leonardo DiCaprio was in talks to play the late tech icon.

Variety reported Tuesday that Sony is now in talks with X-Men actor Michael Fassbender to play Jobs. Seth Rogan is reportedly in discussions to play co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Sorkin praised Bale and his decision to take on the role during an interview with Bloomberg TV in late October.

“We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” Sorkin said.

This will be the second movie made about the revolutionary creator and businessman. Ashton Kutcher played Jobs in a widely panned 2013 movie titled “Jobs.”


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