FORTUNE -- Money and talent are no guarantee that a Hollywood movie won't stink. (See Ashton Kutcher's 'Jobs': What the critics are saying.)
And now, according to The Wrap, Fincher has found his Steve Jobs:
"Fincher recently met with Sony's Amy Pascal to discuss the possibility of directing the film, and told her, in no uncertain terms, that he'd only take the reins of the project if [Christian] Bale plays Jobs."
Bale is a versatile, body-sculpting actor who can play anything from Shakespeare to Disney. He's probably best known for his portrayal of Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's Batman movies and for his 2013 role as the con-man with an elaborate comb-over in American Hustle, which earned him an Oscar nomination.
He's not a dead ringer for Apple's (AAPL) late co-founder, but he's probably close enough.
But Steve Wozniak is still bitter that Steve Jobs was "trying to kill" the Apple II.
FORTUNE -- Among the 1.9 million people who, as of Monday morning, had viewed the trailer for Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs biopic that was posted on YouTube last week was Steve Wozniak, Apple's (AAPL) curmudgeonly co-founder.
Woz hated the 1-minute clip of the movie that was released in January, but he's a lot more forgiving of the 2-minute MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 24, 2013 6:23 AM ET
We can only hope that the first Steve Jobs biopic out of the gate is also the worst.
FORTUNE -- It's hard to say exactly when the feature film called iSteve -- released Tuesday on Funny or Die's website -- jumps the shark.
It could be the very first scene, when a balding and bearded Steve Jobs (played by Justin Long of the Get a Mac commercials) breaks the fourth wall of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 17, 2013 8:10 AM ET
A video of Aaron Sorkin's favorite lines goes viral. The L.A. Times sees trouble for biopic
FORTUNE -- "This video is a tribute to the work of Aaron Sorkin: The recycled dialogue, recurring phrases, and familiar plot lines. This is not intended as a critique but rather a playful excursion through Sorkin's wonderful world of words."
That's the description Kevin T. Porter wrote when he posted his brilliant 7:22 minute homage to Hollywood's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 5, 2012 6:17 AM ET
Aaron Sorkin talks about future Steve Jobs movie, impact of technology on his writing [ENGADGET]
The highlights included a frank quote that whoever ends up playing Jobs in his movie -- not to be confused with the one already in production with Ashton Kutcher -- will have to be "good, and intelligent." He also confessed to being fully engaged in the "three screens" movement, but wasn't too prideful to admit that he MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 31, 2012 12:08 PM ET
The Social Network's screenwriter talks frankly about the perils of tackling Apple's story
FORTUNE -- I for one can't wait to see what Aaron Sorkin does with the Steve Jobs story.
The man who wrote some of my favorite movies and TV series (The Social Network, The West Wing, Sports Night, etc.) is at the earliest stages of adapting Walter Isaacson's Jobs biography for film -- a process that to the casual observer, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 31, 2012 6:31 AM ET
Some of this year's All Things Digital confab to be live-streamed, but not Cook's keynote
FORTUNE -- The hottest ticket in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., this week is D10: All Things Digital, the tenth annual gathering of high-tech elite billed as "conversations with the most influential figures in media and technology."
This year's highlight: Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook, scheduled to kick things off Tuesday night at 6 p.m. Pacific (9 p.m. Eastern).
Not being one MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 29, 2012 6:53 AM ET
Apple's CEO left the master of dysfunctional relationships a lot of material to work with
FORTUNE -- Viewers who have followed Aaron Sorkin's TV and film work over the years were delighted to learn Tuesday that one of Hollywood's most gifted screenwriters has officially signed on to adapt Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs for Sony Pictures' (SNE) film.
Sorkin is the master of romantic relationships that are painfully, hilariously dysfunctional. The MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 16, 2012 11:35 AM ET
The star of Twitter and TV sitcoms is doing a quick indie film, not the Sony biopic
The blogosphere lit up Sunday night with the news that Ashton Kutcher, star of Twitter and TV Sitcoms (That 70s Show, Two and a Half Men), had been signed to play the title role in Jobs, a film being described as the story of Steve Jobs' transformation from "wayward hippie" to co-founder of Apple MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 2, 2012 5:47 AM ET
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Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the morning's most newsworthy bits below.Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg granted The New Yorker unprecedented access for a profile in the latest issue. Among the revelations: Zuckerberg has 879 Facebook friends, MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 14, 2010 8:20 AM ET
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