Christian Bale WON’T be playing Steve Jobs after all

Last month screenwriter Aaron Sorkin announced he'd been picked for the role but it looks like The Dark Knight actor has ruled himself out of playing the Apple co-founder

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The rumours will continue to swirl over who will play Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic after Christian Bale appears to have ruled himself out of portraying the Apple co-founder.

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Less than a fortnight after screenwriter Aaron Sorkin seemed to confirm that the Dark Knight actor had signed up to the role,The Hollywood Reporter claims that Bale won’t be playing Jobs after all.

The film, set to be directed by British filmmaker Danny Boyle, focuses on the life of the Apple maverick, but sources now suggest that Bale has decided he would not be right for the part.

Two weeks ago Sorkin told Bloomberg TV that Bale would be perfect for the role, adding, “He is gonna crush it. We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale. He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.”

It looked like a dead cert, but this latest development shows there is still a big question mark over who will lead the film which is based on an authorised biography of Jobs written by Walter Isaacson.

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This latest effort is the second film to focus on the life of Steve Jobs after Ashton Kutcher’s performance failed to win over the critics in 2013. Leonardo DiCaprio had also been earmarked to play the role, but ruled himself out at the beginning of October.