Christian Bale is reportedly in talks with Sony to play Steve Jobs in a biopic.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, sources revealed that the move comes after Bale's negotiations with Fox to star in The Deep Blue Goodbye hit a roadblock.
Sources said that Fox was trying to include sequel options for the 40-year-old actor to tackle the lead role of Detective Travis McGee in what was hoped to be a franchise starter, but the actor walked out over compensation and control issues.
Based on Walter Isaacson’s biography Steve Jobs, the real-life drama is directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin.
British actor Christian Bale arrives for the European premiere of his latest film The Dark Knight Rises in London's Leicester Square. (AFP)
Scott Rudin will produce along with Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady, Variety reported.
Sorkin has publicly said the movie will be divided into three long scenes, each taking place backstage before one of Apple’s famous product launches.
“The first one being the Mac,” he told the Daily Beast. “The second one being NeXT, after he had left Apple. And the third one being the iPod.”