David Fincher wants Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in biopic

Washington: David Fincher has revealed that he wants Christian Bale to play the role of Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic.

An insider reportedly told The Wrap that Fincher, who`s in negotiations to direct the movie, based on an Aaron Sorkin`s script, wants Bale to take on the lead role.

The actor wouldn`t need any "elaborate" combover or skeletal weight loss to portray the late Apple co-founder in Sony`s forthcoming biopic, the insider added.

`The Curious Case of Benjamin Button` director apparently told Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal that he only wants to direct the still-untitled movie if the British actor is in the cast.