“Dark Knight” star Christian Bale may have scratched himself off the list of actors to play Steve Jobs in Sony’s upcoming biopic but that doesn’t mean the world is ending, especially for those (including ourselves) who really wanted to see Bale as the Apple co-founder.
Following Christian Bale’s departure from the project, Sony is now looking forward to have “Prometheus” star Michael Fassbender to join the Steve Jobs biopic cast, which is based on Walter Isaacson’s biography.
It was reported that the actor is now in early talks to portray Steve Jobs in the biopic that will be directed by Danny Boyle. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has previously said that Bale is “the best actor on the board in a certain age range” to play Jobs but unfortunately, Bale decided to bail due to his conflicted feelings.
Michael Fassbender is the third high-profile actor to be considered for playing Steve Jobs as Leonardo DiCaprio earlier received an offer as well. Bale was also considered to play the role when the renowned director David Finch was attached to helm the project. Seth Rogen is still in talks to play Steve Jobs’ colleague, Steve Wozniak, who also co-founded Apple.
As of now, Michael Fassbender is attached to play a titular role in Fox’s upcoming action-adventure film, “Assassin’s Creed” and the film is slated for release on August 7, 2015. Since the release date for the biopic has not been announced yet, the actor should be able to squeeze in some time to play Steve Jobs.
We certainly hope Sony is able to lock him down to play Steve Jobs!