Christian Bale in talks to step into Jobs this spring

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The hero Cupertino deserves. Photo: Mike Marsland/WireImage
Bale is the front-runner for the role. Photo: Mike Marsland/WireImage

Entertainment insiders are saying that Oscar-winner Christian Bale will start filming Jobs this Spring as Apple’s late CEO and wonder-boy, Steve Jobs.

According to Variety, Bale is in talks to star as the mercurial tech leader in the movie based on the biography by Walter Issacson and a script written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network).

Jobs will be directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire).

The other front-runner for the role, Leonardo DiCaprio, declined, say sources, to take some time off from acting.

Sorkin has revealed that his script divides itself into three acts, each one set backstage at one of Jobs’ iconic product launch keynotes: The Mac, NeXT, and iPod.

Since Bale has an obvious physical resemblance to Apple’s co-founder and popular pitchman, we’re looking forward to this team and the movie they’ll make together. We’ll just ignore that whole Ashton Kutcher film, though, ok?

Source: Variety