A top Hollywood actor will tackle the role of Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming biopic about the late CEO of Apple. Bloomberg reports that the job went to Christian Bale, with Sorkin noting that Bale didn’t have to audition for the part.
Said Sorkin, who’s writing the adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s 2011 bio “Steve Jobs”: “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale.”
Asked by Bloomberg’s Emily Chang about Bale’s audition, Sorkin said: “He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.”
Sorkin added: “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’s gonna crush it.”
Sorkin, who won an Oscar for his script for “The Social Network,” noted that filming is set to begin in the next couple of months.
Here’s a clip from Chang’s interview with Sorkin: