Insert whatever computer related pun you want, but here’s ours: Sony‘s plans to boot up their Steve Jobs biopic just hit a major glitch.
THR reports that Christian Bale has bailed on the movie, citing “conflicting feelings” and the ultimate realization that “he was not right for the part and decided to withdraw.” While the exact nature of Bale’s concerns aren’t yet known (maybe he felt bad doing the movie after David Fincher, who first courted him for the project, departed), the actor is due on the press circuit soon for “Exodus: Gods And Kings,” so he’ll surely be asked about this matter. It should be noted that the actor was never technically signed on.
This complicates Sony’s plans for the Danny Boyle-directed film —Seth Rogen and Jessica Chastain were being sought for roles, and shooting was scheduled for the winter. But all is not lost. Boyle will be meeting with actors this week to tackle Aaron Sorkin‘s chatty script presenting Jobs’ story in a triptych around the Mac, NeXT, and iPod product launches, in 1984, 1997, and 2001 respectively.
So, who can take over? Who do you see playing Steve Jobs? Let us know below.