David Fincher has made a choice: He wants Oscar winner Christian Bale to play the lead role of the next Steve Jobs biopic, which Aaron Sorkin wrote for Sony, sources speaking with TheWrap revealed. The movie will be produced by Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon, and Guymon Casady.
Production of the movie could begin before the end of this year, or more likely early next year. Although there is no official information about Fincher directing the movie, in a meeting with Sony’ Amy Pascal, Fincher said he would only sit in the director’s chair if Bale plays Jobs, TheWrap stated.
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.
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 project certainly sounds interesting, because David Fincher’s The Social Network movie won a handful of Academy Awards and the script was signed by Aaron Sorkin, who won an Oscar for writing the aforementioned Facebook drama.