David Fincher Wants Christian Bale to Play Apple Founder Steve Jobs
If having writer Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher reateaming for a biopic about Apple founder Steve Jobs wasn't enough to be excited about, wait until you hear who The Social Network team wants to play the late technology icon. The Wrap is word that Oscar winner and former Batman franchise star Christian Bale is currently Fincher's top choice to play Jobs in the biopic that still doesn't have a title. Apparently Fincher told Sony's chief Amy Pascal that he would only direct the film if Bale is the one to play Jobs, so it sounds like it's up to the American Hustle star if this project in its current form comes together.
Bale is just coming off an Oscar nomination for starring in American Hustle, which just happens to be a Sony Pictures film that earned a Best Picture nomination, so in theory, it likely wouldn't be very hard to get the actor on board. As of now there's no offer on the table because Bale is currently taking a little bit of time off to spend time with his family now that he's wrapped shooting Ridley Scott's Biblical epic Exodus. This would be one hell of a project for Bale to take on, and it's almost a guarantee that he would get another Oscar nomination. We'll let you know how the project develops.