10/23/2014 10:30 am ET Updated Oct 23, 2014

Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs In Aaron Sorkin's Biopic

Christian Bale didn't even have to audition to land the role of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin's new biopic, Sorkin said in a recent interview with Bloomberg Television.

"We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale," Sorkin said. "He really is a phenomenal actor."

When asked about the audition, Sorkin said, "Well, there was a meeting. The role is an extremely difficult role. He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined."

Sorkin's film is an adaptation of Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography, "Steve Jobs." Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire") will direct. According to Sorkin, the project will begin filming in the next few months.

Last week Bale, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper were all rumored to be in talks to play Jobs in the project, after Leonardo DiCaprio's name was pulled from the short list. Now that Bale is confirmed, in Sorkin's words, "He's gonna crush it."



Steve Jobs: In Pictures