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While Christian Bale was only announced as in talks to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle‘s upcoming biopic on Wednesday, Conan O'Brien almost immediately had a trailer for the film on TBS's “Conan.” The scenes certainly looked familiar, though, with Jobs resembling a certain Gotham City caped crusader. O'Brien tweaked footage from Christopher Nolan‘s “Dark Knight” trilogy, casting Tom Hardy's Bane as Bill Gates, while Michael Caine‘s Alfred Pennyworth gets credit for creating the mouse with the “little clicky button.” See photos: 19 Best and Worst Superheroes to Hit TV: What's Flown? What's Blown? In an early »
- Jason Hughes
Ashton Kutcher plays computer genius and Apple founder Steve Jobs in this efficient biopic. Director Joshua Michael Stern traces the rise of Jobs from barefoot college geek to corporate overlord, capturing both his intense drive and vision as well as his occasional bouts of fury directed at unsatisfactory employees. Josh Gad impresses as an early acolyte who becomes disillusioned his boss's lack of humanity. »
Ben-Hur: Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then star in her own stand-alone Wonder Woman movie in 2017, is in early negotiations for the female lead in the new version of Ben-Hur. She would portray a slave who becomes a love interest for the titular character (Jack Huston). Toby Kebbell and Morgan Freeman are already set; Timur Bekmambetov will direct, aiming for a release in February 2016. [The Hollywood Reporter] Steve Jobs: Earlier this year, we heard that David Fincher would only direct a movie based on the life and career of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs if Christian Bale agreed to star. Since then, Fincher dropped out and Danny Boyle came on board to helm the project, featuring a screenplay...
- Peter Martin
Ben-Hur: Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then star in her own stand-alone Wonder Woman movie in 2017, is in early negotiations for the female lead in the new version of Ben-Hur. She would portray a slave who becomes a love interest for the titular character (Jack Huston). Toby Kebbell, and Morgan Freeman are already set; Timur Bekmambetov will direct, aiming for a release in February 2016. [The Hollywood Reporter] Steve Jobs: Earlier this year, we heard that David Fincher would only direct a movie based on the life and career of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs if Christian Bale agreed to star. Since then, Fincher dropped out and Danny Boyle came on board to helm the project, featuring a...
- Peter Martin
Leonardo DiCaprio on Thursday announced that his foundation is donating $2 million to Oceans 5, an international collective dedicated to stopping illegal fishing and establishing marine reserves in the world’s five oceans. The actor's donation comes on top of a $3 million grant he announced earlier this year to Oceana's effort to protect sharks, marine mammals and key ocean habitats in the Eastern Pacific. At a State Department conference on marine conservation in June, DiCaprio said his foundation would contribute $7 million to a variety of marine conservation initiatives over the next 24 months. Read more Leonardo DiCaprio Exits Steve Jobs
- THR Staff
Ryan Gosling has meetings with Marvel, Warner Brother, and Summit about joining their upcoming action flicks. [THR] Christian Bale is playing apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a new Sony biopic. [Variety] Actress Elizabeth Peña died at 55 years old of natural causes. [E!] The Walking Dead season five premiere pulled in record-breaking ratings. [Moviefone] Sex and the City writers respond to Chris Noth‘s comment on Carrie Bradshaw being a “whore.” [Cosmopolitan] Robin Thicke threw himself a “divorce party” with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, and a bunch of models. [Page Six] Diehard Kansas City Royals fan Paul Rudd invites fans to his mom’s house to celebrate the team’s advancement to the World Series. [Kmbc] Bet’s The Real Husbands of Hollywood will reference Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey‘s split. »
- Taylor Ferber
Interestingly when David Fincher was attached to direct the biopic, Christian Bale was his first choice and part of the ultimatum for him directing the film. After demanding too much money Fincher left the project but it looks like Sony liked his casting choice. Bale has taken on a wide range of roles in his career and has shown his ability to change his appearance dramatically for roles.
The film is being directed by Danny Boyle with a script by Aaron Sorkin. The project is being produced at Sony with Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady being the producers. As of yet there is no confirmed release date for the film.
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- Thomas Roach
Sony Pictures has been working on its own Steve Jobs biopic with writer Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and Leonardo DiCaprio as the Apple co-founder. But earlier this month DiCaprio dropped out, forcing the studio to search for his replacement. Some of the actors considered were Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck. Now comes word that an offer has been made to Bale, who was originally set to star when David Fincher was attached to direct. Sorkin previously said that the new movie will consist of only three scenes "that all take place in real time. Each will take place backstage before a product launch. The first one being the Mac, the second one being NeXT, after he had left Apple. And the third one being the iPod." »
Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic looks as though it may have found its leading man, with THR reporting that Christian Bale is in negotiations to take the role. It had initially been a part that Leonardo DiCaprio had looked set to play, only for the star to recently drop out of discussions, citing scheduling worries. Bale had previously been David Fincher’s first choice to star, back when the he was attached to the project, only for the director to eventually walk away. Scripted by Aaron Sorkin, Boyle’s film will be split into...
- George Wales
Sony’s initial plans to get Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t come true, but their backup choice isn’t too shabby.
THR wrote that the move came after Bale’s negotiations to star in Fox’s “The Deep Blue Goodbye” stalled a bit due to an option for a sequel. But, the trade publication indicated if Bale jumps on board as Steve Jobs—it may shoot before Fox’s “The Deep Blue Goodbye.”
Danny Boyle will direct the untitled Steve Jobs movie, which once had David Fincher attached to direct. The story is based on Walter Isaacson’s book and adapted by Aaron Sorkin. Fincher left the project back in April due to compensation and over control of the production.
Other actors mentioned possibly in the past included Matt Damon, »
- Gig Patta
Don’t worry, you’ve not stepped into an alternate universe wherein the Ashton Kutcher version no longer exists. It still does. However, this new feature intends to walk a different path and approach Jobs’ life from a unique angle. With Danny Boyle directing and Aaron Sorkin on scripting duties, such a talented duo are undoubtedly gonna carve out something special. The pic will be adapted from Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs, which Sorkin has hinted will play around with the typical biopic structure. Split into three “acts,” each 30 minute scene will focus on Jobs at the time of three major product launches – the Mac, the NeXT and the iPod.
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- Gem Seddon
According to Variety, Bale is currently in talks to play the lead role in a biopic entitled Jobs based on Walter Isaacson’s biography “Steve Jobs” in a film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin.
The film, as Sorkin has discussed in great detail previously, would follow Jobs at three different pinnacle press conferences throughout his Apple career, first at the launch of the Mac, then NeXT and finally the iPod. It’s a project Sorkin was originally slated to do with David Fincher at the helm, and Bale was originally Fincher’s first choice prior to dropping off the project.
The fake, photoshopped poster above gives a little hope that Bale, i.e. Batman, would actually be able to look the part, »
- Brian Welk
When David Fincher was looking to direct the Aaron Sorkin scripted Steve Jobs biopic for Sony Pictures, word got out that he wanted to cast Christian Bale in the role. Nothing was ever confirmed for that, and it faded away when Fincher walked away from the project and Danny Boyle stepped in. Leonardo DiCaprio was Boyle's top choice to play Jobs, but the actor recently stepped away from negotiations to take a break from acting.
Now it looks like Bale is actually being considered for the role. THR reports that the actor is in talks with the studio. Apparently Bale was in negotiations with Fox to star in another movie called The Deep Blue Goodbye, but that all went south. Bale is now looking to fill the open spot in his schedule with a meaty role... like Jobs. Bale is currently the top contender for the role, but other actors being considered are Matt Damon, »
- Joey Paur
He was believed to be in. Then he basically bowed out (when the director he was paired with exited the project). Now reports have Christian Bale back in the conversation to play the late tech guru Steve Jobs for a planned biopic. The Dark Knight star is in negotiations to play Steve Jobs in a biopic that will be directed by Danny Boyle. The 127 Hours director reportedly wanted to reteam with Leonardo DiCaprio for the gig. The two worked on The Beach back in 2000, and have been looking for a project on which to collaborate. Variety now reports that Bale would like to shoot the picture in the Spring. As if the idea of Christian Bale and Danny Boyle working on a movie wasn.t tantalizing enough, the duo will be adapting a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Social Network, Moneyball, A Few Good Men and television »
Based on Walter Isaacson's biography and adapted by Aaron Sorkin, the film is expected to consist of just three long scenes - each one taking place backstage before one of Apple's famed product launches - the Mac, the NeXT and the iPod.
Bale will likely shoot the film in the Spring before working on "The Deep Blue Goodbye" for Fox.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Bale will apparently shoot this project in the spring if he ultimately signs on, according to Variety.
Leonardo DiCaprio had been tipped to star in the film, only to drop out earlier in October to take a hiatus from acting.
Steve Jobs in pictures »
As soon as Leonardo DiCaprio stepped away from the Steve Jobs biopic two weeks ago, Christian Bale was quickly mentioned as one of the front runners for the coveted role. Today it has been announced that he has entered talks to play the Apple CEO and entrepreneur.
Negotiations began shortly after Christian Bale's talks with Fox for The Deep Blue Goodbye hit a roadblock. Sony has reportedly reentered talks with Christian Bale for Steve Jobs, after he was first considered for the role back when David Fincher was meeting with the studio to direct the drama.
Christian Bale had a problem signing on for The Deep Blue Goodbye because Fox wanted the actor for sequels. Christian Bale is planning to tackle the lead role of Detective Travis McGee in what the studio hopes will be a franchise starter, but he balked at the idea of agreeing to a follow-up. »
Christian Bale best start picking out his turtlenecks: He is on the road to playing Steve Jobs in Sony's adaptation of Walter Isaacson's biography. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is "beginning negotiations" with Bale, and a source confirmed to EW that the actor is indeed in talks for the role in the Aaron Sorkin-scripted biopic. Danny Boyle is now attached to direct the film, but Bale was reportedly David Fincher's pick to play the Apple co-founder before those negotiations collapsed. Leonardo DiCaprio had been in talks for the role, according to THR, but pulled out earlier this month. »
- Esther Zuckerman
Though Christian Bale was director David Fincher's choice to play Steve Jobs in a biopic about the Apple founder developing at Sony Pictures, it won't be the Gone Girl filmmaker at the helm of the project. Fincher fell away from the film due to disagreement over his paycheck and creative control, and in April, we learned that Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle was taking over the film with an eye to have Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role. But now we've come full circle and met in the middle as Variety reports it will actually be Christian Bale playing the late technology innovator in the film that is currently called Jobs. It seems confusing to have the film take the same name as another biopic about Steve Jobs that was led by Ashton Kutcher a couple years ago, but the difference in quality will probably help this one stand out much more. »
- Ethan Anderton
Christian Bale may play Steve Jobs in Sony's Aaron Sorkin-scripted biopic after all. The actor is now in talks for the role for director Danny Boyle, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. As TheWrap was the first to report, Bale has been the top choice for the part of the late Apple founder ever since the project was announced, and David Fincher was especially keen on the actor when he was in talks to direct. Also read: Christian Bale Is David Fincher's Choice to Play Steve Jobs in Sony Movie (Exclusive) Boyle previously held talks »
- Linda Ge
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