Christian Bale reportedly front-runner for Steve Jobs role in Sony’s biopic

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Academy Award-winner Christian Bale is said to be the front-runner for the Steve Jobs role in Sony’s upcoming biopic about the Apple founder. And if you’re a fan of the Cupertino company, or just a fan of good movies in general, this is exciting news.

Bale is highly regarded in Hollywood for his ability to play a wide range of characters—he’s done everything from a sociopathic serial killer to the cape crusader—and his commitment to the art. He once dropped 60 pounds in just a few months for a role…

TheWrap has the report:

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.

Fincher recently met with Sony’s Amy Pascal to discuss the possibility of directing the film, and told her, in no uncertain terms, that he’d only take the reins of the project if Bale plays Jobs.

While Steve Jobs is a long way from Batman, Bale has been considered a prime contender to play the tech superhero since the project was first announced due to his physical resemblance to the Apple co-founder. 

I’m a huge Bale fan (check out the movie The Fighter if you haven’t seen it), so I’m hoping there’s some truth to the report. The outlet notes that no deal has been made with the actor yet, but with Fincher’s participation likely depending on it, it’s very possible.

Even before today’s mention, Sony’s high budget feature on Steve Jobs was already shaping up nicely. Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin has been penning the script, and his ‘Social Network’ partner David Fincher has reportedly signed on to direct the film.

Production is expected to start late this year, or early next, and the movie is said to be based on three lengthy scenes, each set in backstage area before major Apple product announcements. And to be honest, we can’t wait to see how all of this comes together.

What do you think about Christian Bale as Jobs?