Christian Bale as Steve Jobs? It could happen if David Fincher gets his wish.
The actor wouldn't need any "elaborate" combover or skeletal weight loss to portray the late Apple co-founder in Sony's forthcoming biopic. Fincher, who's in negotiations to direct the movie, which is based on an Aaron Sorkin script, wants Bale to take on the lead role, an insider reportedly told TheWrap.
Bale hasn't been approached yet about the part, and HuffPost Entertainment did not immediately hear back upon contacting the actor's reps to see if he'd be interested. 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. With production on the Jobs biopic beginning later this year or in early 2015, the 2016 Oscars could see Bale's name reappear as well.
Either way, it seems more promising than 2013's Jobs biopic, which earned Ashton Kutcher a Razzie nomination and collected a measly $36 million worldwide.