Christian Bale is in talks to star in Danny Boyle’s “Jobs,” the Steve Jobs biopic in development at Sony Pictures.
Based on Walter Isaacson’s biography and adapted by Aaron Sorkin, the film is expected to consist of just three long scenes – each one taking place backstage before one of Apple’s famed product launches – the Mac, the NeXT and the iPod.
Leonardo DiCaprio had been circling the role but eventually passed. David Fincher was also attached at one time as director. Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady will produce.
Bale will likely shoot the film in the Spring before working on “The Deep Blue Goodbye” for Fox.