From one black-clad billionaire industrialist to another: "Dark Knight" star Christian Bale has been confirmed to play Apple co-founderin a biopic written by Aaron Sorkin.
Sorkin confirmed Bale's appointment on Thursday in an interview with Bloomberg, in which he revealed the Welsh-born, Oscar-winning actor didn't even have to audition. According to Sorkin, who wrote the screenplay for "Jobs" based on the , every frame of the film will feature Bale.
Rather than being a straight-up chronological biopic like(also titled "Jobs") Sorkin's screenplay is reported to focus on during the late Apple co-founder's career.
Sorkin has previously tackled the technology industry with the Oscar and BAFTA-winning screenplay for "", directed by David Fincher and starring Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. , but is now reported to have dropped out.
Long rumoured to be a front-runner for the role as Steve Jobs -- and-- Bale is best known for playing billionaire Bruce Wayne and his alter ego Batman in three films over the past few years. He won the Academy Award for best supporting actor in 2011 for "The Fighter" and was Oscar-nominated for his role in "American Hustle" this year. Having made his breakthrough as a child actor in Steven Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun", Bale will next appear as Moses in Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings".