Production is under way on the Aaron Sorkin-penned Universal-produced Steve Jobs biopic, and thanks to the high-powered zoom lenses of the entertainment press we have a glimpse of the main characters in costume. So now we now know what Michael Fassbender looks like when dressed up as Steve Jobs complete with the long locks and bowtie, as well as Seth Rogen with extra-messy hair and Steve Wozniak's glasses.
While there's nothing shocking to come out of this, Universal Pictures has officially detailed the full cast of the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic in a press release today. The release basically confirms previous reports that the film will star Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, alongside Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, and Jeff Daniels as John Sculley.
Casting for the anticipated Steve Jobs biopic appears to be well under way. After learning just a few days ago that Michael Stuhlbarg will be playing Andy Hertzfeld in the film, we now have word that actress Katherine Waterston, best known for her role in 'Inherent Vice,' will reportedly assume the role of Steve Jobs' first wife.
Kate Winslet is now reported to be in negotiations for the female lead in the Steve Jobs biopic. Prior to Winslet, actress Natalie Portman was reported to have been considered for the role. If Winslet is cast for the part, she will be joining actors Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen.
It looks like casting for supporting roles in the Steve Jobs biopic has begun. Michael Stuhlbarg is said to be joining Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak in the movie. Stuhlburg, of Boardwalk Empire fame, is reported to be playing the role of Andy Hertzfeld, one of Apple's earlier employees who was instrumental in designing the Mac OS.
With the recent leak of documents from Sony Pictures, Apple fans are getting a look at some previously unknown casting details in Aaron Sorkin's highly anticipated Steve Jobs biopic. The most interesting tidbit is that Sorkin was originally planning to tap Tom Cruise to play the Apple co-founder.
Leaked documents from the Sony Pictures hack reveal why the studio had pulled out from producing the Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson's biography. According to the leak of Sony's internal forecast of the film, the studio projected that revenue for the movie would drop by as much as 25 percent after Leonardo DiCaprio, originally cast for the role of Jobs, pulled out. The movie is said to still be on track under Universal after Sony withdrew.
It is now being reported that actress Natalie Portman will not be playing the female lead in the Steve Jobs biopic. The movie, based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the late Apple co-founder, is said to still be on track for its spring production date. Reasons were not disclosed as to why Portman had passed on the role and Universal has not issued any statement on her replacement.
With Christian Bale and David Fincher off the rumor mill for the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs movie room has opened up for Leonardo DiCaprio and Danny Boyle. Sorkin and Fincher had previously worked together for Social Network and although there doesn't seem to be any Sorkin/Boyle connection, DiCaprio and Boyle previously worked together on The Beach (I don't remember it either).