Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs

By Sean Hollister on at

We've known for a while that Christian Bale might be the next actor to portray Steve Jobs, but Variety now seems mighty sure: the publication is reporting that our favourite Batman will indeed play our favourite technology pitchman in Sony's new movie.

Mind you, Variety technically says that Bale is merely "in talks," but the rest of the article seems pretty certain that it's a done deal.

Sony's film is the one penned by Aaron Sorkin, who also wrote the scripts for The Social Network and Moneyball, and is directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, The Awesome Olympic Opening Ceremony) and is actually based on Walter Issacson's official biography of Steve Jobs. In other words, it's shaping up to be a class act. Maybe it'll be enough to wash away memories of that other film about Jobs. [Variety]