Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in Apple biopic

The Batman is the latest star linked to the role in Danny Boyle's upcoming film

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Christian Bale is the latest actor reportedly in negotiations to play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Last week Leonard DiCaprio reportedly bowed out of the project in order to take a “lengthy break” from acting, leaving a high profile acting job on the table.

The Danny Boyle biopic, which is unconnected to last year’s Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher in the title role, has struggled to get off the ground after David Fincher pulled out of directing.

With a screenplay written by The Social Network’s Aaron Sorkin, it is based on the best-selling Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson.

The drama will take place backstage during three Apple product launches: the Mac, the NeXT and the iPod.

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Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

Sorkin has compared the project to “writing about the Beatles” because there are so many people out there that know and revere Jobs.

Bale, star of the Dark Knight trilogy, has been hailed by Apple fans for his resemblance to the late entrepreneur.

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