Christian Bale as Steve Jobs? Well, it could happen if director David Fincher gets his wish.
Christian Bale and David Fincher have never worked together before while Ashton Kutcher essayed Steve Jobs in a biopic titled Jobs (2013) which received lukewarm response. Pic/Getty Images
The Welsh actor - known for his extreme physical transformations - wouldn't need any elaborate combover or skeletal weight loss to portray the late Apple co-founder in the forthcoming biopic.
Fincher, who's in negotiations to direct the movie, based on an Aaron Sorkin script, wants Bale to take on the lead role, according to insiders.
Interestingly, Bale hasn't been approached yet about the part. However, Fincher apparently told Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal that he only wants to direct the still-untitled movie if Bale is cast.
If Bale comes aboard as Jobs, that could put him in awards contention for three consecutive years.
His performance in American Hustle earned him a Best Actor nomination this year, while his work as Moses in Ridley Scott's Exodus (which opens in December), should put him in consideration again in 2015.