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:
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.