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HBO has announced that the third and final season of The Newsroom will launch on Sunday, November 9th. There are just a half-dozen installments.
Here's the press release:
The third and final season of The Newsroom finds Will and Mac and the staff of "News Night" facing two explosive situations: the possibility of a hostile takeover of the network looming on the horizon, and leaked classified government documents that unleash a legal fire storm that threatens to topple more than one professional career.
Going beyond the headlines, the six-part season turns its attention inward, focusing »
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.
Do you think Christian Bale »
- 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.
This isn’t the first time Bale’s name »
- 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
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
David Fincher was attached to make the Steve Jobs film scripted by Aaron Sorkin, and he wanted Christian Bale to star. Fincher eventually dropped out, and Bale was never signed to play the lead role. Danny Boyle came on to direct and set his sights on Leonardo DiCaprio. But that starring deal never got signed, […]
- Russ Fischer
It appears that the first actor that was mentioned in connection with Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic may be the one that comes away with the role. David Fincher was initially flirting with the idea of reteaming with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin on the project, but the filmmaker would reportedly only sign on if Christian Bale played the genius innovator. Fincher’s deal with Sony never materialized and he walked away from the project, with Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire helmer Danny Boyle subsequently signing on to direct. Another reteaming started to bubble as Leonardo DiCaprio considered signing on to the project, but we recently learned that he opted to depart due to the short amount of time he would have to prepare after wrapping The Revenant. While names like Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were mentioned as possible replacements, things have come full circle as Bale is currently in negotiations to take on the role. »
- Adam Chitwood
David Fincher wanted him back when the "Gone Girl" director was circling the film, and Christian Bale's name turned up again recently in reports that he was being eyed along with Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Bradley Cooper for the lead in Danny Boyle's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. And now it looks like the gig is his. Variety reports the Bale is in talks for "Jobs," which isn't to be confused with the Ashton Kutcher movie everyone would rather forget. As you'll recall, the film has a script by Aaron Sorkin, based on the acclaimed biography by Walter Isaacson, but it won't be your usual birth-to-death approach. Instead, Sorkin revealed in 2012 that his script utilizes three "real time" 30-minute scenes to capture the Mac, NeXT, and iPod product launches, in 1984, 1997, and 2001 respectively. So no, this won't be the saga of the bending iPhone 6. No word yet on when this will begin production, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Well, this is something of an interesting development. When David Fincher was first attached to direct the Untitled Steve Jobs Biopic for Sony it was famously reported Fincher told the studio he would direct it on one condition, that being Christian Bale played the lead role. Less than a month after that story, Fincher was off the picture for reasons beyond the actor requirement such as looking for $10 million in upfront fees and control over marketing. It seemed the bad blood that boiled overboard during The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was too much to overcome. Now, fast forward six months, Danny Boyle is currently attached to direct the screenplay from Aaron Sorkin and Variety reports Bale is indeed in talks to star. Leonardo DiCaprio had been circling the picture, which would have reunited him with his The Beach director, but he is now taking a break from acting. Sorkin »
- Brad Brevet
Sources confirm the actor is in talks to star in “Jobs,” Sony’s biopic about the late Apple co-founder.
Scott Rudin will produce.
Sorkin has publicly said the movie will be divided into three long scenes, each taking place backstage before one of Apple’s infamous product launches.
“The first one being the Mac,” he told the Daily Beast. “The second one being NeXT, after he had left Apple. And the third one being the iPod.”
“It’s a little like writing about the Beatles,” he added. “There are so many people out there that know him and revere him.
Leonardo DiCaprio had been circling the role but eventually passed »
- Justin Kroll
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 three big moments in Jobs’ corporate life, including the launch of the Mac, the NeXT (which was introduced after he was removed from the company) and the iPod, launched in the years after his triumphant return.When Boyle took over the megaphone in April, there was some suggestion that he'd try to land Leonardo DiCaprio for a reunion of The Beach’s team. But DiCaprio has decided to throttle back on »
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