Aaron Sorkin, who’s writing the screenplay for Sony’s upcoming movie about Steve Jobs, has confirmed that Christian Bale will play the lead role.
‘We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,’ Sorkin told Bloomberg’s Emily Chang. ‘He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.’
Sorkin, who also wrote the screenplay for David Fincher’s movie about the early days of Facebook, The Social Network, is adapting parts of Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs for the big screen.