If you’ve seen that Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher, you might think we’ve all had enough for a lifetime. Aaron Sorkin would beg  to disagree. The West Wing and Newsroom writing genius (no seriously, we should all bow down to the greatness of Aaron Sorkin) is planning another one. But wait, this one will be different, they promise! First off, this one has Sorkin, which is an advantage right off the bat. Also, Danny Boyle – he of Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire and FREAKING OLYMPIC GAMES fame has been attached to direct. How’s that for an ensemble team?

And that’s not even the best bit!  Not that I’m trying  to sell you on the project or anything (I totally am) but guess who’s starring in the thing? No no, seriously. Guess.

Christian. Freaking. Bale. Batman will now play Steve Jobs in the new biopic. Given that I could watch Bale just sit and read the phonebook, I might not be the best judge for this, but I am excited and you should be too.

Christian Bale
Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs? Yep, I can totally see that now.

Here’s what Sorkin said about his star, via the New York Daily News: “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain range and that’s Christian Bale. I couldn’t be more excited.”

Bale was also rumoured to be a favorite for the lead, back when David Fincher was attached to helm, so the earliest prediction apparently came true. Clearly, this was meant to be.

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“The role (of Jobs) is an exteremely difficult role, he has more words to say than most people in three movies combined,” Sorkin told Bloomberg.

“Theres isn’t a frame that he’s not in and there’s a tremendous amount of language. It’s an extremely difficult part and he’s just going to crush it.”