During an interview with Bloomberg Television, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirmed that Christian Bale will star as Steve Jobs in the still untitled biopic. The film will be based on the ‘Steve Jobs’ biography by Walter Isaacson.
Sorkin made it clear in the interview that Bale was his first choice for the demanding role. He didn’t even make him audition!
“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.”
Obviously, Christian Bale is a screenwriter’s dream. Who wouldn’t want an Oscar-winning actor starring in their film? What an incredible treat, right? But landing Bale is more than just a treat for Sorkin. It’s vital for the film’s success.
Why? Well, we will late Sorkin explain.
“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 and there’s a tremendous amount of language. It’s an extremely difficult part and he’s going to crush it.”
Sounds like quite the challenge. Hopefully he does a better job than Ashton Kutcher did. I feel bad saying that, because I do believe Kutcher tried really hard, but the end result looked like a bad SNL skit.