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Michael Fassbender in Early Talks to Play Steve Jobs

The actor is the latest to potentially take on the role following the exits of Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio

Michael Fassbender is the latest actor linked to Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic.

The “X-Men” actor is now in early talks to play the late Apple founder after Christian Bale exited the project. The biopic has a script by Aaron Sorkin and will be directed by Danny Boyle.

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The film is expected to follow Jobs during three stressful, high-profile product launches including the first Macintosh in 1984 and Apple’s 2001 debut of the iPod.

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Jessica Chastain and Seth Rogen also recently emerged as potential cast members, although it’s hard to say whether the lead role not yet being locked down will have any impact on their deals. While neither Chastain nor Rogen have deals in place, the latter actor is in talks to play Steve Wozniak, who created the Apple I computer and co-created the Apple II computer in the mid-1970s.

Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady are producing the film, which Sony has high hopes for, as it could be a major awards contender.