Date: 24th October 2014

Aaron Sorkin Confirms Christian Bale Playing Steve Jobs.

Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in Sony's upcoming biopic about the late Apple co-founder, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirmed in a Bloomberg Television interview."We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale," Sorkin said. "He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting."

Bale was originally eyed to play Jobs when David Fincher was in talks to direct. Leonardo DiCaprio had also been in talks to star as Jobs before he bowed out and Bale emerged as a frontrunner, along with Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper.

The film, an adaptation of Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography titled Steve Jobs, is set to begin shooting in the next couple of months

Source: Press Release