Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs

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Actor Christian Bale didn’t have to audition for the role of Steve Jobs in the coming biopic of the Apple Inc. (AAPL) co-founder, according to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.

“We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” Sorkin told Bloomberg Television’s Emily Chang on a coming edition of “Studio 1.0.” “He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.” [...]

The role will be challenging even for Bale, who won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for “The Fighter” in 2011, according to Sorkin.

“He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined,” Sorkin said. “There isn’t a scene or a frame that he’s not in. So it’s an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it.”  [...]

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