Christian Bale best start picking out his turtlenecks: He is on the road to playing Steve Jobs in Sony’s adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s biography.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is “beginning negotiations” with Bale, and a source confirmed to EW that the actor is indeed in talks for the role in the Aaron Sorkin-scripted biopic. Danny Boyle is now attached to direct the film, but Bale was reportedly David Fincher’s pick to play the Apple co-founder before those negotiations collapsed.
Leonardo DiCaprio had been in talks for the role, according to THR, but pulled out earlier this month.
Sony had no official comment on the news.