Still bummed about Ashton Kutcher’s I-kinda-look-like-the-guy big screen portrayal of Steve Jobs? Well hang tight, as Hollywood’s cinematic Bat-Signal for a Real Actor has been answered. Christian Bale is being rumored to take on the role in the upcoming, Aaron Sorkin-penned, project. It’s still early days for the film, but David Fincher is in talks to direct, and will apparently only go for it if Bale’s also on board.
Director David Fincher, who is in talks to direct the Aaron Sorkin-scripted Steve Jobs biopic based on Water Isaacson’s biography, is hoping to cast Christian Bale in the leading role as Steve Jobs, reports TheWrap. Though Fincher has not yet officially signed on to direct the film, he has allegedly said that he will take on the project if Christian Bale plays Steve Jobs. Bale has not been approached about the possible role, but he has reportedly been a front runner for the position due to his undeniable resemblance to Jobs. David Fincher, who may direct the yet unnamed biopic, was the director behind The Social Network, another Silicon Valley-based film that won three Academy Awards and was nominated for five more, including Best Picture and Best Director.