“Oscar winner Christian Bale is David Fincher’s choice to play Steve Jobs in the untitled movie that Aaron Sorkin has written for Sony,” Jeff Sneider reports for TheWrap, citing “an individual familiar with the project.”
“Fincher recently met with Sony’s Amy Pascal to discuss the possibility of directing the film, and told her, in no uncertain terms, that he’d only take the reins of the project if Bale plays Jobs,” Sneider reports. “It helps that Pascal has a good relationship with Bale, following a positive experience on ‘American Hustle.’ The film earned Bale an Oscar nomination during a highly-competitive year.”
“While Steve Jobs is a long way from Batman, Bale has been considered a prime contender to play the tech superhero since the project was first announced due to his physical resemblance to the Apple co-founder,” Sneider reports. “Bale has not been approached to play Jobs yet, as the actor is taking a brief break from the business to spend time with his family since wrapping the role of Moses in Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus.’ The Biblical epic is expected to have Bale back in the awards conversation.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]