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Christian Bale said to be 'first choice' for Sorkin-penned Jobs movie
Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 4:02pm

Director David Fincher is considering Dark Knight and American Hustle star Christian Bale as his "first choice" to lead in Sony's Steve Jobs biopic, says The Wrap. Fincher is alleged to have met with Sony's Amy Pascal recently to discuss the possibility of his directing, but insisted that he would only direct if Bale can play Jobs. Fincher and Pascal previously collaborated on the remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Bale reportedly hasn't been approached yet, but mainly because he's said to be taking time off with family after finishing his role as Moses in Ridley Scott's Exodus.

The script for movie is already complete, and was written by Aaron Sorkin, who also did the script for Fincher's The Social Network, loosely based on the life of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Although the plot of the new movie is based on Walter Issacson's biography of Jobs, it's set during just three scenes, each a behind-the-scenes take on a product launch: the Mac, NeXT, and the iPod. Production on the biopic could start by the end of the year, but an early 2015 date is thought to be more likely due to Bale having to promote Exodus and Fincher having to tout Gone Girl.

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