Christian Bale Bails On Steve Jobs Movie — Who's Next?

The rumors surrounding Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic are getting as intense as Apple rumors themselves.
Posted at 4:26 PM, Nov 03, 2014

The rumors around this Steve Jobs movie are getting Apple-level, am I right?

As of Monday, Christian Bale is out of the Steve Jobs biopic that Aaron Sorkin wrote. That lasted all of, like, a week.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bale decided he wasn't right for the part.

We were a little worried when media like Variety kept reporting Bale was in but adding that he was just "in talks," and Sorkin seemed to be jumping the gun.

SORKIN VIA BLOOMBERG: "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that was Christian Bale. ... I couldn’t be more excited."

So now Bale is the iPhone-6th-ish actor to not be cast in this movie, after Leo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and some other possibles — and we're all like, "Who's going to play Steve Jobs?"

Because when Sorkin said he needed a phenomenal actor in a certain age range, he wasn't kidding. (Video via Sony Pictures / "American Hustle")

The actor has to play the Apple co-founder at three different points in his life. He died at 56. So ... we're ready to tackle the task — who could it be? (Video via AllThingsD)

Daniel Day-Lewis? Maybe, but kinda old. Aaron Paul? Maybe, but kinda young. Matthew McConaughey? Maybe, but ... kinda McConaughey.


Wait. WAIT.

Ashton Kutcher. Nailed it. (Video via Open Road Films / "Jobs")

This video includes images from Getty Images and music from Kevin MacLeod / CC BY 3.0.