It has been announced this afternoon in various media reports, including Variety, that Michael Fassbender is in talks to step into the role to portray the late American icon and founder of Apple and its world changing iPod/Apple products, Steve Jobs in a film by Sony Pictures. The director of the film will be Danny Boyle, the Oscar winning director that Michael was going to work with when he had to step down from the film Trance in which eventually was taken on by James McAvoy.
Almost every human over the age of 3 has had some contact or use of an Apple product, and therefore, has had their life forever altered for the better by Steve Jobs. When it is confirmed that Michael will take on this role, portraying Steve Jobs is something that will make him get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, that's how culturally, and socially relevant and important this role is. And as we know, Michael Fassbender has the acting chops, and his chameleon like acting abilities and physicality will make this a character portrayal and film to long be remembered.
According to the LA Times, the screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is quoted as saying:
Whoever ends up playing Jobs will inherit what Sorkin has called "an extremely difficult role," with "more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined."
Stay tuned for additional information!
Edited to add LA Times quote.