Christian Bale is reportedly the first choice to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming project directed by the award-winning David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, according to an exclusive report by The Wrap.
Bale most recently starred as Irving Rosenfeld and received his second Oscar nomination for the critically acclaimed performance. Fincher stated that without Bale, he would reconsider directing the movie though the Sony producing studio are yet to discuss a potential deal as Bale is currently on a break from the industry.
The film will be the second time that Fincher and Sorkin will work together on a biographical-inspired film after their success with The Social Network, released in 2010. To combine the two along with Christian Bale can only mean an incredible film, but it is hard to tell whether this will come true just yet.
One positive regarding any potential negotiations is that despite Amy Pascal’s – Sony co-chairman – reportedly tense relationship with Fincher, she is said to have a good working relationship with Bale after working on The American Hustle together. Bale’s physical similarities to Jobs also help make him top choice for the role, though any potential release date is yet to be determined for the film.
All parties remain quiet on the report, but it certainly seems to be heading in the right direction.