There is no word yet if Michael Fassbender is even interested in playing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, or if Sony has extended an offer to the actor yet. Deadline reports that director Danny Boyle and writer Aaron Sorkin are interested in the actor, and it appears that he will have room in his schedule to shoot the biopic this winter, before he moves on to X-Men: Apocalypse.
Christian Bale was courted twice to play Steve Jobs, first by David Fincher before he left the project in April. Danny Boyle entered negotiations to direct just a week later, with the filmmaker originally courting Leonardo DiCaprio to star before he bowed out last month. Christian Bale was seemingly confirmed to star two weeks ago by writer Aaron Sorkin, before he dropped out yesterday.
The story will be divided into three segments, which all take place backstage before Steve Jobs launched three pivotal Apple products, the Mac, NeXT and the first iPod. Seth Rogen reportedly signed on last week to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, but yesterday's report revealed that no official offer has been made to the actor yet, and his potential role may change, depending on who lands the Steve Jobs role.