English actor Christian Bale has proven he can play a variety of characters – from superhero Batman to serial killer Patrick Bateman in American Psycho to sleep-deprived, emaciated Trevor Reznik in The Machinist to desperate Dicky in The Boxer, the role that won him an Oscar. Now he’s in talks to play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in Sony’s upcoming biopic Jobs, with director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting). Aaron Sorkin of The West Wing fame is writing the script based on Walter Isaacson’s biography Steve Jobs. P.S. Sorkin won an Oscar for writing the Facebook drama The Social Network.
Sorkin said at Newsweek and Daily Beast event back in 2012 that the “entire movie is going to be three scenes, and three scenes only, that all take place in real time.” He added, “Each of these three scenes is going to take place before a product launch — backstage before a product launch. The first one being the Mac; and the second one being NeXT, after he had left Apple; and the third one being the iPod.”