Christian Bale As The Next Steve Jobs in David Fincher Film?
Will The Dark Knight be the next Steve Jobs? That is the question floating through Hollywood. A script penned by Oscar winning Aaron Sorkin and planned to be directed by David Fincher (The Social Network, Fight Club) reported requires Christian Bale to play the lead. According to speculation Fincher won’t do the film without Bale as the Apple founder. From CNET:
Move over, Aston Kutcher, there may soon be a new Steve Jobs in town. An as-yet-untitled movie for Sony Pictures centering around the Apple co-founder has a script by Aaron Sorkin (“The Social Network”), but it doesn’t yet have a star attached. Director David Fincher (“Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) is said to be the likeliest person to helm the production. According to areport from TheWrap, Fincher said he would only do the film if Christian Bale signs on as the lead.
I never saw Kutcher’s portrayal but placing Bale, Fincher and Sorkin together on a film would be not only a must-see but likely awards fodder. Though I’m not really big on rumors, I’m really hoping this gets pulled off. Bale can obviously capture Jobs, they have a similar look and Bale is known for sinking into his roles. Make this happen, Tinseltown. You usually put out garbage, now is a chance to make up for it a little bit.