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Christian Bale may play Steve Jobs in upcoming David Fincher biopic

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We've heard little about the Steve Jobs biopic that Aaron Sorkin is writing, but now we're starting to get a better picture of what that film might look like. A few weeks after word spread that David Fincher was in talks to direct the project, The Wrap is reporting that Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale (The Dark Knight trilogy, American Hustle) is Fincher's first and only choice to portray that Apple CEO. Indeed, Bale's involvement appears to be a critical factor in Fincher officially taking on the project — it sounds like he'll only direct the upcoming film if Bale agrees to take the lead role.

Of course, we're a ways off from this being a done deal — Bale reportedly has not been approached about the role yet, as he's currently taking a break from acting to spend time with his family. The film, based on Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography, is slated to start production in early 2015 — which means we're still a ways off from seeing this film hit the screen. However, if this Steve Jobs film can get its director and star on board, it'll stand a good chance at recreating the success Sorkin and Fincher found making 2010's Facebook drama The Social Network.