Michael Fassbender to take on Steve Jobs role?

Actor Michael Fassbender attends 'Meet The Actor' at Apple Store Soho on August 7, 2014 in New York City.
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Actor Michael Fassbender attends 'Meet The Actor' at Apple Store Soho on August 7, 2014 in New York City.

It's hard to fill Steve Jobs's shoes — even the film version. Actor Christian Bale has withdrawn from the Sony Pictures project after concluding he was not right for the part, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Michael Fassbender, the actor who received an Oscar nomination for his supporting role in "12 Years a Slave," is in early talks to play Apple's charismatic yet demanding co-founder, according to a person familiar with the matter, who confirmed a Variety report.

The movie is based on Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography, "Steve Jobs."

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