After the internet exploded last week at the news of British born actor Christian Bale being cast as the late Apple Co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs in the movie of his life it’s now reported that the former Dark Knight will now not be playing the inventor of the iPhone and Mac computer.
Rumours initially surfaced about front runner Bale after the Hollywood biopic’s first director David Fincher said in an interview that he was the man he would choose for the Jobs. The Seven director himself dropped out of the project in April 2014 with 28 Days Later and Slumdog Millionaire director (and Morrissey lookalike) Danny Boyle taking over the responsibilities of telling Steve’s story on the big screen which is to be based on the 2011 authorised biography by Walter Isaacson.
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The film’s screenwriter Aaron Sorkin seemingly made the rumours of Christian Bale’s casting official in a recent appearance on Bloomberg TV but it’s believed since then the actor has chose to turn down the offer, following an earlier example set by Leonardo DiCaprio who was also offered the illustrious CEO’s role in the movie – a role that will without doubt present some Oscar potential (rather than Golden Raspberry awards like the other recent Jobs picture starring Ashton Kutcher).
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Some names which have also been generated by the rumour mill to play Steve Jobs include Daniel Day Lewis, Tom Cruise, Benedict Cumberbatch and even uber-talent Idris Elba has been named, which would bring a twist to the role. Because, you know..