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The Wrap is reporting that David Fincher is eyeing Christian Bale as his ‘first choice’ to play Steve Jobs. The Sony movie, written by Aaron Sorkin, is aiming to start filming by the end of the year.

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.

Bale has not been approached to play Jobs yet, as the actor is taking a brief break from the business to spend time with his family since wrapping the role of Moses in Ridley Scott’s “Exodus.” The Biblical epic is expected to have Bale back in the awards conversation.


According to the site, Bale has not yet been asked to take part in the film — in fact, many details of the film are still up in the air. In fact, Fincher says that he will only direct the film if Bale will sign on as Steve Jobs.

The film, written by Sorkin, will present the story of Jobs across only three scenes, each approximately thirty minutes in length. The movie will focus on Jobs in the run up to the Mac, NeXT, and the iPod announcement keynotes. The report says that filming will likely start early in 2015. Hopefully, the film will turn out better than the unofficial Jobs movie starring Ashton Kutcher from last year, which received a somewhat muted reception.

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12 Responses to “Oscar winner Christian Bale is David Fincher’s choice to play Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin movie”

  1. Reblogged this on El Ventilador 2.0 and commented:
    Bale será Jobs en el próximo film de Fincher

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  2. Tallest Skil says:

    I guess if 90% of the movie will be shouting.

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  3. herb02135go says:

    … because the first Jobs movie did so well …
    Has this website become People Magazine?

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  4. chalty669 says:

    I’m not sure I like the script written this way. Maybe I will change my mind when it comes out. I liked “pirates of Silicon Valley”. It would be nice if they made a movie that took place afterwards with the finding of his cancer and the release of the iphone and ipad

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    • Tallest Skil says:

      I’d much rather see a “Pirates of Silicon Valley II”, as it were, with Google playing the exact same role that Microsoft took last time. Because that’s exactly what has happened.

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  5. sardonick says:

    Everybody with a goatee and a beard will be cast as Steve in 2014. Bollocks. Not to mention I wouldn’t pay to see a Bale movie if they included free iMacs at the end.

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  6. Do we really need ANOTHER Steve Jobs movie after the last one bombed? Just watch Pirates of Silicon Valley and be done with it.

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  7. rgbfoundry says:

    I’m sure Bale with draw from some previous life experience (a.k.a method acting) to figure out how to rip employees and co-workers a new asshole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0auwpvAU2YA

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  8. Graham J says:

    Sony doing a flick about Apple? Does anyone else see a problem here?

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  9. antsgomarch says:

    A better photo to compare the two: http://stevejobschristianbale.neocities.org/

    They still don’t look all that much alike, but this looks like a better comparison.

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  10. Me In LA says:

    Wow, reading these lame comments, I thought I was on CNET…

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