HOLLYWOOD – Many were bemused by the casting of Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs in the new Danny Boyle directed biopic of the Apple ‘genius’, but doubters are eating their words.

The Studio Exec can reveal the first look at Michael Fassbender as Jobs in the classic pose that also graced the cover of the Walter Isaacson biography that was published shortly following Steve Jobs’ death.

Resident Jobs expert Xavier Poulis had this to say:

It’s uncanny. I mean Michael Fassbender doesn’t normally look anything like Steve Jobs, but here in this first picture he is almost like a creepy doppelganger, perfectly mimicking not only the IT genius’ pose but his eyes, his ears, his nose, his hair line and his turtle neck sweater. Move over Daniel Day Lewis, sit down Christian Bale, shut up Robert De Niro: there’s a new actor capable of extreme physical transformation on the block and his name is Michael Fassbender.

Author Isaacson was flabbergasted at the transformation of the Irish/German actor into the whiz kid of tech valley. A close friend of the writer said:

It almost looks as if you’ve just taken a picture of Steve Jobs and you’re just saying it’s Michael Fassbender, when actually it’s still a picture of Steve Jobs. Utterly amazing! What an actor!

Scripted by Aaron Sorkin and produced by Scott Rudin, the production went through a lengthy development process with many actors vying for the lead role, even as criticism was heaped on the film for even daring to challenge Ashton Kutcher’s magisterial performance in the made for TV movie Jobs.

Steve Jobs will be released in 2016.



HOLLYWOOD – After backing out of Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie, Christian Bale has surprised everyone by signing up for Len Wiseman’s surprise Bill Gates biopic.

Tentatively titled Broken Windows, the script has been written by Judge Dredd scribe Alex Garland and is currently scheduled for a 2016 release.

“A lot of people think they know Bill Gates,” said Garland:

They think he’s the computer geek, the philanthropist or the salesman but few people talk about the years he spent as a CIA assassin in El Salvador.

Bale is currently preparing for the role by only using the Windows 95 operating system until he finishes filming.

“It’s a little frustrating,” said Bale:

I’ll admit that I’ve smashed up a few laptops in the last few weeks. Just the other day I spent two hours trying to send an e-mail and I just snapped. Next thing I know I’m in the back garden pounding my hard drive with a sledgehammer but I have no memory of how I got there. All I can say is that I’m just glad it wasn’t a human being, again.

Bale said he was due to fly out to meet Gates in a couple of days to discuss the role:

Bill is currently in the Peruvian jungle fighting a guerrilla war against against a local drug cartel. They’re going to chopper me right into the action and I can’t wait. I’ve always wanted to kill people… lots and lots and lots of people.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to return some videotapes.