iBatman: Christian Bale May Play Apple’s Steve Jobs in New Movie
Will the same man who portrayed the caped crusader also play legendary Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs? If vaunted director David Fincher has his way, Christian Bale could be the next actor to portray Jobs on the silver screen, reports movie industry news site The Wrap. According to an individual familiar with the project cited by The Wrap, Fincher made it clear that his attachment to the project is conditional on Bale playing Jobs.
Besides being an Academy Award-winning actor with a reputation for immersing himself in roles, Bale also has a superficial resemblance to Jobs. Bale won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a former boxer struggling with drug addiction in the David O. Russell-directed film The Fighter. More recently, Bale garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his role in American Hustle. However, the actor may be best-known for playing Batman in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of films about the superhero.
As reported by Variety earlier this year, the upcoming Jobs biopic will be based on a script written by acclaimed writer Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin’s script is based on Steve Jobs, a best-selling book about the Apple co-founder and CEO written by Walter Isaacson. According to The Wrap, the film will focus on three major events: the launch of the Mac, the debut of the first NeXT computer, and the launch of the iPod. Sorkin previously wrote the screenplays for A Few Good Men, Charlie Wilson’s War, and The Social Network. He has also written extensively for various television shows, including The West Wing and The Newsroom.