Danny Boyle may have lost his leading man of choice for the role of Steve Jobs in his upcoming biopic, but the Slumdog Millionaire director isn't ready to give up. Just a day after word surfaced that Christian Bale would no longer be playing Apple's visionary but bad-tempered co-founder, news came in from Variety that Michael Fassbender, best known for playing Magneto, was already in talks to take over the role.
Christian Bale seemed so perfect for the role of Steve Jobs in the upcoming Danny Boyle biopic. He had the acting chops, the looks, and of course, the temper. Alas, it's not to be. Despite a wave of excitement for his casting that brought coverage all the way to Conan O'Brien's show, the Hollywood Reporter claims that Bale stepped down because he believed he "was not right for the part."
According to a report by Variety, actor Seth Rogen will likely be playing Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic starring Christian Bale. There's a touch of iffiness about the claim as TheWrap notes that Rogen doesn't have a deal in place, but most sources agree that Rogen is at least in talks for the role.
Well, iOS 8.1 seemed to have gotten off with a less glitchy start than a few other software launches lately, and Apple Pay seems to be making the news. Will you be using your iPhone 6 at the checkout counter? Not if you go to one drug store. Meanwhile, it's beginning to look a lot like October out there, and at least ten apps want to get you ready for the season.
It's widely known that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had a dark side, so why not go straight to The Dark Knight himself to play the iconic CEO on the big screen? Our Thursday Morning Report includes details on Sony's ambitious biopic, as well as Apple's pending retail invasion of China, plus Google's new take on email. Click and consume!
A new report claims that Christian Bale is currently in talks to star in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic, which has been plagued with false starts and changing team members almost since news of it first surfaced. Just last month, Leonardo DiCaprio was considering portraying the Apple co-founder, but he reportedly withdrew out of a desire for a lengthy break.
A big week for stories about Apple competitors. There's a real rogues' gallery of names here from Google to Samsung from Microsoft to Amazon. And if you're a fan of the actor Christian Bale, then you're in for a treat. Meanwhile, it's not too early to start thinking about your summer vacation. All that and more beneath the fold.