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Christian Bale Could Be Steve Jobs
For David Fincher’s biopic of the Apple man

21 March 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

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Christian Bale Could Be Steve Jobs

Last month, word arrived that Sony was looking to put the Social Network team back together for its Steve Jobs film. With Aaron Sorkin on script duty, the studio had hoped that David Fincher would direct it. Now The Wrap updates the story, bringing news that Fincher wants Christian Bale as Jobs.

Though all involved are naturally circling the PR wagons and refusing to comment on the record lest the talks are disrupted, Fincher has apparently told studio head Amy Pascal that he’ll only take the job if Bale is on board as Jobs.

Given his physical resemblance to the former Apple boss, Bale could certainly pull it off. And his Oscar winner status certainly won’t hurt the prestige of the new project. Sorkin’s script, which is based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling authorised biography of the man, focuses on three big moments in Jobs’ corporate life, including the launch of the Mac, the NeXT (which was introduced after he was removed from the company) and the iPod, launched in the years after his triumphant return. Sony is ideally aiming to have the cameras rolling either by the end of this year or early next to accommodate both Fincher and Bale’s busy schedules. This could be something great, but we’re not holding our breath until the happy press releases start flying.

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He COULD be Steve Jobs? If you shave his hair off and put on Steve's glasses, he practically looks like him! More

Posted by Darren47 at 02:42 on 29 March 2014 | Report This Post

A No-Brainer For You All:
Speaking of Fincher, here's hoping he directs Star Wars: Episode VIII and / or IX; great director, friend of George Lucas, former ILM employee. You know it makes sense. More

Posted by Litshttam at 12:04 on 23 March 2014 | Report This Post

Another one!
This is too much! There are already 2 films out about the guy! I don't wish to speak ill of the dead but another film about the turtleneck wearing capitalist/bully/'visionary' is really milking it! What is it gonna be called? Steve Jobs: c'mon, we're trying to get an Oscar! There is too much great talent to be wasted on something that has already been done twice in the last couple of years. More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 08:50 on 22 March 2014 | Report This Post

Just hire Noah Wyle again
Noah Wyle still looks exactly like him. And I don't even want to image Bale doing Steve Jobs' voice More

Posted by Jambot at 02:30 on 22 March 2014 | Report This Post

I'm not removing my pants ...
... because I don't wear them, but I will happily take my shirt off and wave it in the air screaming blue murder. I have a serious movie boner right now. More

Posted by Nicky C at 18:07 on 21 March 2014 | Report This Post

Just removing my pants...
Bale directed by Fincher from a Sorkin script? Consider me aroused! More

Posted by waltham1979 at 12:55 on 21 March 2014 | Report This Post

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