Christian Bale has been eliminated as a possibility to play patron saint of technocapitalism Steve Jobs, setting acolytes of the late Apple co-founder adrift in the choppy waters of casting rumors that have included Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, but not Ashton Kutcher. (This time.)

Luckily, Michael Fassbender has emerged as the solid chunk of floating German debris Jobs fans can cling to in their hour of need. Variety reports that the 12 Years A Slave star is now in talks to play Jobs in Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s biopic. The result of the talks presumably depends on how well Fassbender wears a turtleneck, which, based on X-Men: First Class, is very well indeed.

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