Universal Pictures has finally announced the set-in-stone cast for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, along with word the picture has begun shooting in San Francisco with Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle directing. The film will simply be titled “Steve Jobs” and will be based on the biography by Walter Isaacson.
- Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) will play Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple.
- Kate Winslet (The Reader, Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind) starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh.
- Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen (Neighbors, The Interview).
- Jeff Daniels (HBO’s The Newsroom, Good Night, and Good Luck.) stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley.
- Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Being Flynn) as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend.
- Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team.
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The biopic has been through some rough times, with many slated cast members leaving and going, and the film being switched from Sony to Universal Pictures.
The film is set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. The screenplay was written by Aaron Sorkin.