Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s biopic

Thursday, October 16th, 2014. Filed under: Apps Books Entertainment Film Hollywood Stars Science & Technology
Christian Bale will return to the silver screen this December in "Exodus: Gods and Kings." ©AFP PHOTO / ANDREW COWIE

Christian Bale will return to the silver screen this December in “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”
©AFP PHOTO / ANDREW COWIE

(Relaxnews) – Two weeks after Leonardo DiCaprio turned down the role, Christian Bale is on his way to playing the Apple co-founder.

The Hollywood Reporter indicates that the British actor was in Sony’s sights for the role at the start of the project, when David Fincher was still attached to direct. Now Bale has entered negotiations with the studio following an unexpected opening in his schedule.

For several months, the actor has been attached to headline “The Deep Blue Goodbye,” which Fox hopes to turn into a multi-film franchise. Negotiations recently hit a roadblock due to Bale’s reluctance to commit to the sequels, giving Sony its window of opportunity. Bale’s talks with Fox have since resumed after the studio agreed to leave the sequel option out of the contract. In any case, Bale would film the Steve Jobs biopic before “The Deep Blue Goodbye.”

To be directed by Danny Boyle, the film on the late tech guru will be based on a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin (“The Social Network”) adapted from Walter Isaacson’s biography “Steve Jobs.”

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