Oscar winner Christian Bale will play the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs for Sony, Aaron Sorkin confirmed Thursday. “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range, and that’s Chris Bale,” Sorkin told Bloomberg News. “He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined.”
Bale was one of a few A-lister names floating around for the Jobs job, along with Leonardo DiCaprio who’s now starring in The Revenant for Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
The Newsroom creator and Oscar-winning Social Network scribe Sorkin adapted his script from Walter Isaacson’s book Steve Jobs. Sony entered talks with Danny Boyle to helm the fast-tracked biopic in April with Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon, and Guymon Casady producing.