Casting the main character in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic has remained elusive. Nonetheless, the project is still expected to begin production in 2015, according to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.
In a new interview with Bloomberg News, Sorkin explains why there is a need for another biography on the late Apple co-founder, noting:
I think that you could do ten more movies about Steve Jobs, and I think if you lined up ten writers and said “write a movie about Steve Jobs”, you’d get ten different movies, all of them worth going to see.
To date, Leonard DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Bradley Cooper have all been considered for the lead role in the upcoming film, which is based on Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography on Jobs. Just a few weeks ago, Sorkin announced that Christian Bale was selected for the role. Soon after, the actor pulled out. Michael Fassbender is now reportedly the leading contender for the role.
Seth Rogan is currently in talks to play Steve Wozniak in the film.
Sorkin’s entire interview will air at 8:30 p.m. EST on Bloomberg’s Studio 1.0.