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Mar212014

Hand Jobs To Christian Bale

JA from MNPP here - you've probably heard by now that David Fincher is being lured towards making a movie about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs via a script by Aaron Sorkin; the big news yesterday was that Fincher told Sony that the only way he would make their silly little computer movie is if he could have the actor Christian Bale handed to him on a platter to play the leading role.

They say the film "consists of three long scenes regarding Apple's buzzed-about product launches" - sounds like a jazzy spot for a serious thespian to play around in (DiCaprio certainly relished those sequences in The Wolf of Wall Street) and Bale's nothing if not serious.

Indeed hearing their names together just now I wonder why they have never worked together before - Fincher's hundred-take slogs seem like just the sort of punishment Bale's inclined towards. They'll make the best sado-masochist duo since Dan Ackroyd and Rosie O'Donnell went looking for an Exit To Eden. (I hope that makes the posters.)

And yes Bale's pretty perfect casting looks-wise... but so was Ashton Kutcher, so let's gauge such things via talent, and Bale's surely proven more than enough of that over the years. (Patrick Bateman Forever.) What do you think of this possible movie? Do you think these guys can squeeze more juice from the fruit (groan) of technology, or was the anti-charm of the Zuckerberg clan too much for you already?

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Reader Comments (8)

i'm all for long scenes and for this director/actor pair. so many exciting projects announced or making headway this week.

March 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel R

If this happens, it will be my most anticipated movie until it comes out and I don't have to anticipate it any longer.

March 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

That title totally caught me off-guard. Kudos.

March 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDerreck.

I will never get over that title. Should've known it'd be JA.

March 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

Sloppy seconds, but I'll take it.

March 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Absolutely outstanding!

March 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Gosh, another movie about Steve Jobs? As if one is not already way too many? No, please just, no. David Fincher and Christian Bale, collaborate on another movie.

March 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPJ

please someone tell him to do it, puhleassssssssssssssssse

March 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterass

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