Michael Fassbender latest actor rumored for Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic

Steve Jobs and iPad
Steve Jobs and iPad (Image credit: Apple)

A new, but unconfirmed, report claims that actor Michael Fassbender may be in talks to take on the role of Steve Jobs in Sony Pictures' upcoming biopic of the late co-founder of Apple. This rumor comes just a day after the news hit that Christian Bale had reportedly turned down the role in the movie, to be directed by Danny Boyle and scripted by Aaron Sorkin.

Best known for playing the younger version of Magneto in X-Men: First Class and this year's X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fassbender has shown he has the acting chops to take on deeper roles in films like Shame, Inglorious Basterds, Frank and 12 Years A Slave (for which he garnered an Academy Award nomination). Deadline reports that there may be enough of a hole in Fassbender's schedule to film the Steve Jobs biopic this winter before he has to play Magneto once again in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Source: Deadline

John Callaham

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