Another day, another actor rumored to be playing Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. At this point, the drama behind this film might actually be more interesting than the film itself. As you all know, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle have now had two major movie stars bail on their project.
Leonardo DiCaprio was the first actor considered for this demanding role, but he ended up passing on the project. And then Sorkin’s attention turned toward the great Christian Bale. Boyle and Sorkin desperately wanted the award-winning actor to take on the lead role. And for a few weeks, it looked like they were going to get their wish.
Sorkin even told reporters that Bale was the right man for the job, and revealed that he didn’t even have to audition for the part. They just had a meeting with him and that was it. However, as we all know, Bale dropped out right before negotiations got started because he didn’t feel like he was right for the part.
Phew! Did you get all that? I hope so. Anyway, just a few days after we learned that Bale dropped out, we are now hearing rumors involving Michael Fassbender. According to Deadline, the 37-year-old actor has been approached by Sorkin. Both Boyle and Sorkin believe he’s qualified for the role, and they claim it will not interfere with his busy X-Men schedule.
We will just have to wait and see where this latest rumor goes. I am crossing my fingers that it sticks. Pretty soon they are going to cross every actor off their list and we’ll be seeing posters like this next year…