The latest Steve Jobs biopic is preparing for its big release but there was once a time when the movie project looked in turmoil. First, Hollywood actor Christian Bale left the project, with Sony then also deciding to pull out. However, Universal were quick to pick up the film, with Michael Fassbender being brought on board, and Michael has been praising the man he replaced.
Fassbender was chatting to The Hollywood Reporter about Christian Bale pulling out of the movie, when he explained, "I thought to myself: Christian Bale is perfect, why isn’t he doing it? I actually called him up and told him that myself."
Meanwhile, there has been plenty of talk about the fact that Michael Fassbender does not look anything like Steve Jobs, which many fans feel will lessen the movie. However, Michael also went on to address this subject, reassuring fans that they will still be able to enjoy the film, despite the fact her does not look like Steve Jobs.
Fassbender added, "I think audiences accept things when you lay them out for them. So you see at the beginning of the film that I don’t look anything like him, so you go: ok, he doesn’t look anything like him, we can get over that now and watch the movie. Biopics can be very much about impersonation, and that kind of overtakes the story at times."
As well as starring Michael Fassbender, the rest of the Steve Jobs cast includes Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels, among others. Steve Jobs has been directed by Danny Boyle and is set to hit the big screen on October 23 in the US and November 13 in the UK.