Christian Bale has been cast to play Steve Jobs in the upcoming Sony biopic written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Fight Club) and directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours). The film is based on the 2011 biography by Walter Isaacson with filming set to begin in the upcoming months. Bale (who didn’t have to audition for the part) was in contention for the lead role, along with Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
A previous film was released just last year that starred Ashton Kutcher as Jobs. The film received mostly negative reviews after a disappointing show in theaters. According to The Verge, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was given a script for the 2013 film and was “abhorred” by it. Kutcher responded by stating that Wozniak was against his film because he was being paid by another company to support their film about Jobs. Wozniak has since stated that he felt the Sony version was more accurate and therefore puts his support on the upcoming film.
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