According to the Wrap, Fincher made it a condition of his accepting the task of directing the film that producing studio Sony secure Bale for the lead. Studio co-chair Amy Pascal previously worked with Fincher on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and is believed to be happy to go along with his demand.
Sorkin suggested in 2012 that it will revolve around three long scenes, each dealing with a different product launch. After a poor performance of Jobs a film about Apple’s co-founder starring Ashton Kutcher, confidence still remains high in this upcoming movie.
Bale has not yet been formally approached to play Jobs. We actually enjoyed the Ashton Kutcher version so its poor performance was a shock to us, but we’re always interested in seeing new takes on true stories and Bale would be a perfect casting for this role.