Michael Fassbender In Talks to Play Steve Jobs in Biopic

Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs: Actor
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With Christian Bale parting ways on the project, Sony has moved quickly to find the man to portray the late Apple founder Steve Jobs.

Michael Fassbender is in early talks to play “Jobs” in the the Sony biopic that Danny Boyle is directing, sources confirm.

Based on Walter Isaacson’s biography “Steve Jobs,” the real-life drama is directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin.

Seth Rogen is in talks to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Scott Rudin will produce along with Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady.

Sorkin has publicly said the movie will be divided into three long scenes, each taking place backstage before one of Apple’s famous product launches.

“The first one being the Mac,” he told the Daily Beast. “The second one being NeXT, after he had left Apple. And the third one being the iPod.”

“It’s a little like writing about the Beatles,” he added. “There are so many people out there that know him and revere him.”

Leonardo DiCaprio had been circling the role but eventually passed to take time off from acting. David Fincher had also been in talks at one point to direct.

Sony acquired rights following the Apple mogul’s death in 2011.

Fassbender is repped by CAA.

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  1. Cormentis says:

    The perfect choice:
    Eoin Macken Who played Sir Gwaine in Merlin

  2. macd says:

    Why not cast Shia LaBarf? Then even before filming begins, “artistic differences” will occur and Fox can cancel the whole damned doomed project.

  3. Ka Eaton says:

    Just on principle I’d like to see an American play an iconic American.
    Steve Jobs was endowed with an “it” charisma that will look fake on any foreigner and that it was the tradegy of Lincoln. I have a few suggestions for your consideration:
    Tom Cruise
    magnolia, jerry maguire, rain man
    charisma +

    Corey Stoll
    Everybody just loves him in anything
    mega charisma and cheaper salary

    Ian Sommerholder
    ready for film, a voice for his generation
    and also a cheaper salary

    There is no image baggage to overcome, as with the above mentioned, to drag down your film. An unknown would best showcase the persona of SJ and is probably the best way to go. A lot of films are looking like also rans with too much star power and distracts fom the plot.

  4. MimiB says:

    Let’s see… Leo passed, now Bale… something would seem to be amiss.

  5. this suck that bale is not going to play Steve jobs i was looking forward to this movie

  6. He is a good actor but I’m not sure if right for this role. I would prefer Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

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