Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming biopic

Computing legend Steve Jobs has left his iconic imprint on everything from our phones to the way we listen to music and browse the internet.

As of Wednesday (Oct. 15), Variety confirmed that Christian Bale is set to portray the legendary Apple mogul in a biopic written by The Newsroom’s Aaron Sorkin and directed by Trainspotting filmmaker Danny Boyle.

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The film is based on Walter Isaacson’s biography, Steve Jobs, the rights of which were acquired by Sony in 2011 following the Apple inventor's passing.

Aaron has spoken candidly about the difficulties involved in writing about someone so prolific.

“It’s a little like writing about the Beatles,” The West Wing writer told The Daily Beast. “There are so many people out there that know him and revere him.”

Leonardo DiCaprio had been considering the role of the Mac legend, but sources say he forfeited the role in an effort to take a break from acting.

Ashton Kutcher previously portrayed Steve in the 2013 film, Jobs, which closed the Sundance Film Festival that year.

Aaron and Danny’s Jobs is slated to begin filming this spring.

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