Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in Sony's upcoming film, Aaron Sorkin has confirmed.
The Oscar-winning star is "the best actor" to portray the late Apple co-founder in the biopic and didn't have to audition for the role, according to the screenwriter.
"We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chris Bale," Aaron told Bloomberg Television, adding: "He didn't have to audition. Well, there was a meeting."
Other actors who had been linked to the role include Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper.
Aaron hinted that his script would feature a lot of his trademark fast-paced dialogue as seen in The Newsroom, The West Wing and Facebook movie, The Social Network - but reckoned that the Dark Knight star would be up for the challenge.
"He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined," the Oscar-winning writer said.
"There isn't a scene or a frame that he's not in. And there's a tremendous amount of language. So it's an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it."
The as-yet-untitled film, which is a big-screen adaptation of Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography titled Steve Jobs, will be directed by Danny Boyle after David Fincher left the project.
Shooting is scheduled to start in early 2015.
The movie is the second film about Jobs, following 2013's Jobs, which starred Ashton Kutcher as the tech creator.