Report: David Fincher Wants Christian Bale to Be Steve Jobs

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So sayeth The Wrap: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.” Really? Because Bale is a master of the weight fluctuation thing (which won’t even be useful if Aaron Sorkin’s original three-scene structure stays intact and the movie ends in 2001, at the original iPod announcement)? Or is there any other reason? “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.” Oh … ?

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