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Fassbender may take the Steve Jobs role Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio turned down

Michael Fassbender is in early talks to play Steve Jobs in director Danny Boyle’s biopic, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Sony project, produced by Scott Rudin, Guymon Casady and Mark Gordon, was on track to begin shooting this winter for a quick turnaround.

As THR exclusively reported Nov. 3, Christian Bale, after much deliberation, came to the conclusion he was not right for the part and withdrew. Previously, Leonardo DiCaprio also was in line to play Jobs before moving on to shoot The Revenant.

Neither had begun negotiations. Aaron Sorkin’s script is said to be divided into three acts that detail Jobs preparing for three presentations that came to define his life and the life of the company he co-founded, lost and came back to.

Boyle is due in town this week to meet with actors and actresses for the movie. Seth Rogen is in discussions to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, but no official offer has been made. Fassbender is repped by CAA.