Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in Biopic
Christian Bale, with wife Sandra Blazic, will play Steve Jobs in a new biopic of the Apple founderReuters

Screenwriter of the upcoming biopic of Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin has confirmed that British actor Christian Bale will take on the role of the iconic Apple co-founder.

In an interview with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on an upcoming edition of Studio 1.0, Sorkin confirmed the Dark Knight actor would fill the role which was previously filled by Leonardio DiCaprio:

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

Sorkin who is working on an adaption of Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography Steve Jobs said the film will begin shooting in the next couple of months.

"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."

Bale had been originally linked to the project when original director David Fincher was still attached, but after he left the project the role was offered to DiCaprio. However the Titanic star backed out to take a break from acting and new director Danny Boyle, along with Sorkin, returned to Bale.

The film will be divided into three main parts, each taking place in real time and each revolving around a major product launch - the original Mac in 1984, the NeXT computer in 1990 and the iPod in 2001.