Christian Bale Could Still Play Steve Jobs for Director Danny Boyle
Though Christian Bale was director David Fincher's choice to play Steve Jobs in a biopic about the Apple founder developing at Sony Pictures, it won't be the Gone Girl filmmaker at the helm of the project. Fincher fell away from the film due to disagreement over his paycheck and creative control, and in April, we learned that Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle was taking over the film with an eye to have Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role. But now we've come full circle and met in the middle as Variety reports it will actually be Christian Bale playing the late technology innovator in the film that is currently called Jobs.
It seems confusing to have the film take the same name as another biopic about Steve Jobs that was led by Ashton Kutcher a couple years ago, but the difference in quality will probably help this one stand out much more. It also helps that the script comes from Aaron Sorkin, who has previously said that the film is supposed to consist of three long scenes, each taking place before the reveal of one of Apple's product launches for Mac, NeXT and the iPod. This film has been developing for a few years now. Right now the plan is for Bale to shoot Jobs in the spring and follow it up with The Deep Blue Goodbye. Sound good?