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Christian Bale landed Steve Jobs role without audition

Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming film.
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Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming film.

According to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, actor Christian Bale didn't have to audition for his role in the coming Steve Jobs biopic.

"We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chris Bale," Sorkin told Bloomberg. "He didn't have to audition. Well, there was a meeting."

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Sorkin is adapting Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography about the Apple co-founder and notes that it will be a challenging role for the Academy Award Winning actor.

"He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined," Sorkin said. "There isn't a scene or a frame that he's not in. So it's an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it."

The full interview with Bloomberg can be found here.