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Christian Bale will star in Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie

After months of rumors and speculation, Aaron Sorkin has confirmed that Christian Bale will play the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in his upcoming biopic.

"What we needed was the best actor," explained Sorkin in an interview with Bloomberg News, calling Bale "the best actor on the board, in a certain age range."

"He didn't have to audition," continued Sorkin. "It was a meeting. The role is an extremely difficult role. He has more words to say than most people have in three movies combined. There isn't a scene or a frame that he's not in. And there's a tremendous amount of language. So it's an extremely difficult part, and he's going to crush it."

This is the second Steve Jobs biopic in as many years, after Joshua Michael Stern's Jobs, which starred Ashton Kutcher in the title role.