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Why Christian Bale's Role As Steve Jobs Will Be One of the Hardest He's Ever Taken On

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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 Jobs, featuring a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin drawn from Walter Isaacson's biography. It's a challenging role, one that will track Jobs in real time during three pivotal events in Apple's history, and now Bale is officially attached to the film, which is scheduled to shoot next spring. In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Sorkin spoke about the role, about Bale and why it's going to be one helluva difficult role to tackle. "He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies...

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Aaron Sorkin Confirms Christian Bale For Steve Jobs Pic, Says He'll Have More Dialogue Than “3 Movies Combined'

16 minutes ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Last we heard Christian Bale was in talks for the Steve Jobs biopic directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin. Just that trio hopefully washes away the memory of “Jobs” with Ashton Kutcher. And it appears that Bale has signed-on the dotted line; Sorkin confirmed the actor’s participation in the film during a recent interview with Bloomberg Television’s Emily Chang on a coming edition of “Studio 1.0.” “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” Sorkin said, making an NFL draft reference that's mostly lost on us movie nerds. “He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.” In general, it's pretty rare for an A-lister like Bale to audition for anything, particularly now he has an Oscar in hand, but there are exceptions, we suppose. Apparently the rapid-fire Sorkin-ese mile-a minute dialogue that the »

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Christian Bale Confirmed To Play Steve Jobs In Danny Boyle’s Untitled Biopic

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Aaron Sorkin has kicked rumors and speculation to the curb and confirmed that Christian Bale will indeed play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s as-yet-untitled biopic.

News comes via Bloomberg, where The West Wing scribe formally confirmed Bale’s involvement in the film, stating that The Dark Knight is “gonna crush it” as the late visionary.

“We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale. It’s an extremely difficult part and he’s gonna crush it. There was a meeting. The role is an extremely difficult role; he has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined. There isn’t a scene or frame that he’s not in.”

While the casting of Bale is hardly surprising, early reports indicated that he was one of the many actors in contention for the role, »

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Aaron Sorkin Confirms Christian Bale In Steve Jobs Role

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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.

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Aaron Sorkin Confirms Christina Bale Will Play Steve Jobs in Untitled Biopic; “He’s Gonna Crush It”

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Last week, we reported that Christina Bale was in talks to replace Leonardo DiCaprio in Danny Boyle's untitled Steve Jobs movie.  Written by Aaron Sorkin, the script will drastically differ from not only 2013's Jobs, but all other biopics as the movie is only three scenes, all of which take place backstage before a famous Apple product launch. In an interview with Bloomberg [via Variety], Sorkin has confirmed that Bale will play Jobs.  “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” he said. “It’s an extremely difficult part and he’s gonna crush it.”  Sorkin also says, "There was a meeting. The role is an extremely difficult role; he has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined. There isn’t a scene or frame that he’s not in."  I like the »

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Aaron Sorkin Confirms Christian Bale Playing Steve Jobs in Sony Movie

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Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in Sony's upcoming biopic about the late Apple co-founder, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirmed in a Bloomberg Television interview with Emily Chang. “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” Sorkin said. “He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.” The Hollywood Reporter previously exclusively revealed that Bale was in talks to play Jobs. Bale was originally eyed to play Jobs when David Fincher was in talks to direct, THR previously reported. Leonardo DiCaprio had also been in talks to star

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Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs, Will Allegedly ‘Crush It’

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Aaron Sorkin's long-gestating Steve Jobs biopic has finally found its lead in Christian Bale. Sorkin seems pleased as punch, telling Bloomberg, "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale." (Would we call him Chris?) Never one to undersell a project, Sorkin continued with the praise: "It’s an extremely difficult part and he’s gonna crush it." Based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography of Jobs, the film will only be three scenes long, each taking place backstage before a different Apple product launch. There will be speeches. Oh, yes, there will be speeches. »

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Aaron Sorkin Confirms Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs: ‘He’s Gonna Crush It’

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Aaron Sorkin has confirmed that Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in Sony’s upcoming biopic about the Apple co-founder. Sorkin penned the script and Danny Boyle is attached to direct.

In an interview with Bloomberg, the Oscar-winning screenwriter revealed that Bale wasn’t required to audition for the role. “There was a meeting. The role is an extremely difficult role; he has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined. There isn’t a scene or frame that he’s not in,” Sorkin explained.

For Sorkin, Bale was apparently the clear choice: “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” he said. “It’s an extremely difficult part and he’s gonna crush it.”

Sorkin has previously stated that the movie will be divided into three long scenes, each taking place backstage »

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Aaron Sorkin says Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs

3 hours ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Aaron Sorkin told Bloomberg Christian Bale is indeed playing Steve Jobs and that he will "crush it." Last week, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Bale was "beginning negotiations" with Sony to play the Apple co-founder, and a source confirmed to EW that he was indeed in talks. Now Sorkin, who adapted Walter Isaacson's Jobs biography, appears to be spilling the beans. "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale," Sorkin told Bloomberg. Sony had no comment at this time. Sorkin touted the intensity of the performance required from Bale. »

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Christian Bale Back In Talks For Steve Jobs Biopic

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Update: Bloomberg has talked to a highly-placed source (one Aaron Sorkin), who confirms Bale is aboard. “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” Sorkin says. “He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.” You can see him use an extended sports metaphor in the Bloomberg video here. But we sort of wish he'd announced it like this.He was talked about back when David Fincher was considering directing the film, and it would appear that Sony is still interested in Christian Bale. The actor is now in talks for the Steve Jobs biopic that the studio is looking to make.Danny Boyle remains in the director’s chair for the film, which Aaron Sorkin has been busy writing. Sorkin’s script, which is based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling authorised biography of the man, focuses on »

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Christian Bale confirmed for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic

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Director David Fincher and writer Aaron Sorkin were a match made in heaven when it came to the dialogue-heavy The Social Network. The two filmmakers reteaming for a Steve Jobs biopic seemed like a home run until Fincher left citing creative differences. One demand that was on his list to be met was the casting of Christian Bale for the lead role. Eventually Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) stepped up to helm the picture and word on the street was that Bale was back in the »

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Christian Bale's Steve Jobs Looks a Lot Like Batman, According to ‘Conan’ (Video)

16 October 2014 11:32 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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 »

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Jobs

16 October 2014 10:55 PM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

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. »

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Movie News: 'Wonder Woman' Star Gal Gadot Eyeing 'Ben-Hur'; Haunting New 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay--Part 1' Teaser

16 October 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

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...

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Movie News: 'Wonder Woman' Star Gal Gadot Eyeing 'Ben-Hur;' Haunting New 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Teaser

16 October 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

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...

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Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $2 Million to Create Marine Reserves and Stop Illegal Fishing

16 October 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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

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Ryan Gosling Could Be Marvel’s Next Superhero, Christian Bale To Play Steve Jobs + More of Today’s First Dibs

16 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Ryan Gosling plans his return to the big screen, Christian Bale is the next actor to take on Steve Jobs, actress Elizabeth Peña passed away, and more of today’s First Dibs.

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. »

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Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in biopic

16 October 2014 3:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Just a few weeks ago Leonardo DiCaprio dropped out of the upcoming apple founder Steve Jobs’ biopic. Christian Bale is now confirmed to be in talks to replace DiCaprio as the Apple co-founder.

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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Christian Bale in Talks to Star in Steve Jobs Biopic

16 October 2014 2:53 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

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." »

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Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs

15 October 2014 11:21 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

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...

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