Christian Bale allegedly favored by David Fincher to play Steve Jobs in the Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic. And so...?

Christian Bale allegedly favored by David Fincher  play Steve Jobs in the Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic. And...?

Christian Bale, the man who brought Batman to life for Christopher Nolan and Patrick Bateman for American Psycho is now rumored to be director David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network)'s top choice to play Steve Jobs in the Sony biopic being written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network). Fincher, however, hasn't signed on to Direct the Steve Jobs movie yet, so how much this matters, if at all, is unclear. Jeff Sneider, writing for The Wrap:

Oscar winner Christian Bale is David Fincher's choice to play Steve Jobs in the untitled movie that Aaron Sorkin has written for Sony, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

The gist is that if Sony wants Fincher, Fincher wants Bale. There's many a slip twixt the rumor and the wrap, however, so take this for exactly what Hollywood negotiations are usually worth.

Sorkin and Fincher worked well together on the Social Network. Could that team up, and Bale equal parts Batman, American Psycho, and The Prestige, pull off Steve Jobs though?

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Fascinating choice.

By the way, you may want to take another look at the first sentence. "Christian Bale, the man who brought Batman to live for Christopher Nolan and Patrick Bateman for American Psycho is now rumored to be director by David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network)'s top choice to play Steve Jobs in the Sony biopic being written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network). "

I typically don't go the grammar police route, but, seriously, did anyone proofread this piece? Come on, Renee, this is bad. I'd start writing on your macbook or something. Cause the autocorrect on your iPad or iPhone is making you look bad.

For what? Autocorrect changed Rene to Renee. But other than that what am I missing? Not to mention I'm writing in a comment section; not publishing an article online for mass consumption (by the editor in chief of the site).

I'm sure that he can pull off the physical aspects of Steve Jobs (mannerisms, gestures, weight, etc), I'm not so sure about the voice. Guess that if he indeed is the chosen one for the role he'll go with a distinct voice and not try to mimic Jobs particular tone of voice.

Bale is well-known for drastically changing his weight for films. He really flabbed himself up for American Hustle. And he was scary-thin for The Machinist. So if the script calls for any scenes post-2006-ish, Bale knows how to get down to the appropriate weight. (And how could there not be a Macworld 2007 iPhone keynote scene?)