I have to assume most film fans share my excitement over a reunion between David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin with the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic at Sony. I assume that excitement increases when you learn Fincher wants Christian Bale to play the lead role. There is, however, a hitch to Fincher’s want.
According to The Wrap, in a meeting with the Sony Pictures head, Amy Pascal, Fincher said he’ll only make the film if Bale takes the lead role. Quite the ultimatum eh? Well, on top of that, Bale hasn’t even been approached yet.
According The Wrap, Pascal has a good relationship with Bale and while she and Fincher had a tense relationship during the filming of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, she believes in Fincher and wants to keep him happy if possible. Now that’s some directorial power.
What do you think of Fincher throwing his weight around like this?