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Christian Bale Confirmed In Steve Jobs Biopic

14 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Christian Bale will definitely be playing late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs in Sony’s upcoming biopic.

Screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network) revealed that Bale is first choice for the role.

Sorkin is a master of rapid dialogue. He cut his teeth in theatre, penning the stage play A Few Good Men, which he later adapted into the smash movie of the same name, starring Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise and Demi Moore.

The project should be in safe hands with Sorkin. His adaptation of Mark Zuckerberg’s story (from the book by Ben Mezrich) won a plethora of awards and nominations, as well as critical praise. This time, he’s working with Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography about Jobs.

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Will 'Anchorman's' director make a Marvel movie?

21 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Whether you spent most of this week watching (and re-watching) the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" trailer, following Taylor Swift around the Internet, or running from a cannibal Shia Labeouf, you probably missed out on some interesting entertainment news.  In this week's installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: "Anchorman" director director Adam McKay discusses the prospect of making a Marvel movie, while Aaron Sorkin confirms that Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs. Plus: Christina Ricci has signed up for more of Lifetime's "Lizzie Borden," ABC is going '"Beyond the Tank" for "Shark Tank'"spinoff, Syfy's "Face Off" is returning in January with a "Champions" twist, Courtney Love joins "Empire," She & Him and Iggy Azalea debut new music and more. Catch up here: »

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More 'Avengers 2' Footage on the Way, Fraser to Shoot 'Star Wars' Spin Off & More Small News Bits

24 October 2014 3:05 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked online, spoiling Marvel's plan of premiering it during the Oct. 28 airing of "Agents of Shield", but a new plan has been announced: And because we believe that the best way to say thanks is to give you more, we're delivering new Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron action to your TV sets, two weeks in a row! Tune in to "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." this Tuesday, October 28 at 9:00 p.m. Et on ABC to see an exclusive piece from Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Then, on Tuesday, November 4 at 9:00 p.m. Et on ABC, tune into "Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!" for another taste of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron--and much more! In just 24 hours, the first Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer racked up an astonishing 34.3 million global views. If you missed the trailer watch it below. »

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News Nuggets: Watch Zach Galifianakis interview Brad Pitt with squirmingly-funny personal questions

24 October 2014 7:34 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

In one of the hottest new viral videos, Brad Pitt sits down with Zach Galifianakis for a funny new interview. Appearing on the Emmy-winning "Between Two Ferns," Pitt (or Bradley Pitts as he is called), is asked about how he lost his virginity, why he doesn't shower, and if it's difficult to stay tan while living in Angelina Jolie's shadow, among other topics. Pitt's responses with mostly deadpan expressions make it "his best interview yet." Look out for a cameo from comedian Louis C.K.. Hollywood Reporter -Break- Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirms that Christian Bale will play the late Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic for Sony. The project about the Apple founder has gone through a variety of changes with Leonardo DiCaprio originally circling the role under David Fincher and then Danny Boyle directing. Sorkin says, "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chris Bale. »

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Christian Bale Confirmed For Steve Jobs Biopic, To Appear in Every Frame of the Film

24 October 2014 3:52 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

After Leonardo DiCaprio dropped out of starring in Sony's Steve Jobs biopic, written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), the studio reached out to Christian Bale as his possible replacement. In a new interview with Bloomberg, Sorkin confirmed that Bale has already signed on. "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chris Bale," he said. "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 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 »

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Aaron Sorkin confirms Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs

23 October 2014 10:58 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Aaron Sorkin has officially confirmed that Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s forthcoming biopic, telling Bloomberg TV that the production has snared the best man for the job. “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” says Sorkin. “He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.” And according to Sorkin, his script will give Bale plenty to get his teeth into, with the film to be spread across three mammoth scenes, each set before the launch of a major Apple...

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Christian Bale Confirmed As Steve Jobs

23 October 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Famed screenwriter and TV series producer Aaron Sorkin has confirmed last week's reports that Christian Bale will play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the Danny Boyle-directed biopic which Sorkin wrote. Speaking with Bloomberg, Sorkin said:

"We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chris Bale. He didn't have to audition. Well, there was a meeting."

As previously revealed, the project will be three long segments following Jobs backstage before the launches of three famous Apple products - the Mac, the NeXT and the very first generation of iPod. As it's a Sorkin script as well, there's no shortage of rapid-fire dialogue according to the writer himself:

"He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined. There isn't a scene or a frame that he's not in. So it's an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it. »

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Wait, Steve Jobs Is Going To Be In How Much Of The Steve Jobs Movie?

23 October 2014 2:39 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Christian Bale has now been confirmed as Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin.s biopic of the Apple icon, and the writer is adamant that the Welsh actor will be superb as the character. This is despite the fact that the Dark Knight trilogy star has a mammoth task ahead of him, as he is set to be in every single frame of the film. Sorkin made his comments while talking to Bloomberg about the still untitled film. Discussing what the production was looking for in a lead actor, the screenwriter compared the casting process to the NFL Draft and finding the best player for the position you need. Said Sorkin, "We needed the best actor on the board within a certain age-range and that.s Chris Bale . I couldn.t be more excited. He really is a phenomenal actor. He didn.t have to audition. It was just a meeting. »

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

23 October 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

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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Christian Bale confirmed for Steve Jobs biopic

23 October 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In a recent development it seems Christian Bale has officially been confirmed for the role of technological innovator Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic on the entrepreneur’s life and achievements.

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) told Bloomberg in an interview after emphasising that Bale didn’t even have to audition for the role:

“He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined. There isn’t a scene or a frame that he’s not in. So it’s an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it.”

The film is based on the biography written by William Isaacson, which Sony bought the rights for before the book had officially been published.

Not only is Bale and Sorkin fully onboard for the project, it also seems Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) is set to be sitting in the director’s chair. »

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Aaron Sorkin Confirms Christian Bale as Steve Jobs: ‘He Didn't Have to Audition’

23 October 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic being penned by Aaron Sorkin for Sony Pictures. As TheWrap was first to report, Bale has long been a favorite for the role but Sorkin confirmed his involvement this week in an interview with Bloomberg TV. See photos: Ben Affleck Is Batman: 16 Actors Who Played the Dark Knight Before Him (Photos) “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.” Leonardo Dicaprio was previously in talks to play the Apple founder with. »

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Christian Bale Confirmed in Steve Jobs Biopic

23 October 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

No more frontrunner status. It’s official.

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirmed Christian Bale in the upcoming biopic about the Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

“We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” Sorkin told Bloomberg Television’s Emily Chang. “He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.”

Of course, in his interview, he did left out Leonardo DiCaprio was the studio’s choice before Bale.

Sorkin continued:

“He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined. There isn’t a scene or a frame that he’s not in. So it’s an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it.”

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Christian Bale Is 'Steve Jobs' in Upcoming Biopic

23 October 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirmed a report from last week that Christian Bale is playing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the eponymous biopic, which is being directed by Danny Boyle.

During an interview with Bloomberg, Aaron Sorkin revealed that Christian Bale didn't have to audition for the role.

"We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chris Bale. He didn't have to audition. Well, there was a meeting."

Aaron Sorkin revealed in November 2012 that the entire movie will be divided into three long segments that take place backstage before Steve Jobs launched revolutionary Apple products Mac, NeXT and the original iPod. The writer revealed how much dialogue Christian Bale will have, while expressing his faith that the actor is the right man for the job.

"He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined. There isn't »

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Aaron Sorkin Confirms Christian Bale to Talk a Lot in Steve Jobs Biopic

23 October 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Just over a week ago, we learned that Christian Bale was again in the running to play Steve Jobs in the new biopic about the Apple founder and technology innovator. Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) is directing the film with a script from Aaron Sorkin, and it's the acclaimed writer who confirms that Bale will indeed take the starring role in the film that is currently titled Jobs (though that might change since the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher had the same title). In addition, Sorkin has more to say about the film, unsurprisingly noting that he's given Bale a lot to say as Jobs. More below! Speaking with Bloomberg Television, Sorkin said, "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale. He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting." And apparently that was good enough to give Bale the role, »

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

23 October 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

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,...

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It's Official: Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs in a New Biopic

23 October 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Last week, word surfaced that Christian Bale was in talks to play Steve Jobs, and now, he's been confirmed for the role. Bale will portray the late Apple cofounder in an upcoming movie based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography, Steve Jobs. "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range, and that's Chris Bale," said screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. "He didn't have to audition." This project has been tossed around quite a bit, with names like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, and Leonardo DiCaprio attached at various points. While David Fincher was once on board to direct, Danny Boyle is now at the helm. What do you think - can you see Bale as Jobs? Perhaps more so than Ashton Kutcher? »

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

23 October 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | 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. The notion of that trio alone hopefully washes away the memory of “Jobs” starring Ashton Kutcher. It now appears that Bale has signed-on the dotted line; Sorkin confirmed the actor’s participation 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 movie nerds. “He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.” It's pretty rare for an A-lister like Bale to audition for anything, particularly since he has an Oscar in hand, but we suppose there are exceptions. Apparently the rapid-fire Sorkin-ese mile-a minute dialogue will go into overdrive for this film. »

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Aaron Sorkin Says Christian Bale Will Be in Every Frame of the Steve Jobs Film

23 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

We thought Christian Bale was a pretty solid choice to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s upcoming movie, but it turns out we weren’t half as excited as writer Aaron Sorkin is. Calling Bale “the best actor on the board in a certain age range,” Sorkin expressed his confidence that Bale would “crush it” as […]

The post Aaron Sorkin Says Christian Bale Will Be in Every Frame of the Steve Jobs Film appeared first on /Film. »

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

23 October 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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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Christian Bale to Play Steve Jobs in New Biopic; Aaron Sorkin Confirms, Calling Role "Extremely Difficult"

23 October 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Get ready to watch Christian Bale play one of the most epic figures in the technology world...and also unleash some epic Sorkinisms. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has confirmed that the 40-year-old British actor and fellow Oscar winner will play Steve Jobs in a new biopic about the iconic former Apple co-founder, who died in 2011 at age 56 after battling pancreatic cancer. Bale was recently rumored to be a top choice for the role, as was Leonardo DiCaprio. "What we needed was the best actor," Sorkin told financial news outlet Bloomberg TV in an interview posted on Thursday. "You know, it's like the NFL draft. There are some people who make a science out of »

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