"We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chris Bale. He didn't have to audition. Well, there was a meeting."
Aaron Sorkin revealed in November 2012 that the entire movie will be divided into three long segments that take place backstage before Steve Jobs launched revolutionary Apple products Mac, NeXT and the original iPod. The writer revealed how much dialogue Christian Bale will have, while expressing his faith that the actor is the right man for the job.
"He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined. There isn't a scene or a frame that he's not in. So it's an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it."
Christian Bale was the top choice for director David Fincher to play the title role when he was attached to the project, but the filmmaker bowed out in April. Just a week later, Danny Boyle entered talks to direct, which have now been finalized, and Leonardo DiCaprio was eyeing the starring role, before he bowed out earlier this month.