David Fincher Wants Christian Bale To Play Steve Jobs
Move over, Ashton Kutcher- there might be a new Steve Jobs in Hollywood. According to The Wrap, David Fincher is in talks to direct a new Jobs biopic, but will only take the job if Bale is attached.
Bale is reportedly not in talks yet, as he is taking a break from work after completing Ridley Scott‘s Exodus, in which he plays Moses.
The film was written by Aaron Sorkin, based on the extensive Jobs biography by Walter Issacson. Producer Scott Rudin is behind the project too. That trio- Sorkin, Rudin, and Fincher- is the team behind another expose of a Silicon Valley mogul: 2010′s The Social Network, about the rise of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. That film was nominated for numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture. It won for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Score, and Best Film Editing.
Jobs’ enduring hold on pop culture, even several years after his death, is striking. He has been the subject of the aforementioned biography and film starring Kutcher, and a TV movie from 1999 (where he was played by Noah Wylie). Jobs’ signature black turtleneck and pose is also referenced in the promotional material for the upcoming HBO series Silicon Valley, about wannabe tech moguls.
Bale has been mentioned as a possible Jobs because of his physical resemblance to the late Apple co-founder. But there are many other reasons the accomplished actor is well-suited to take on the role. Both men are known to exacting work standards and notorious tempers- and Bale has experience playing a well-dressed American businessman.
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