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Production Begins On Danny Boyle’s ‘Steve Jobs’ – Starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen…
Universal Pictures send word that principal photography has commenced in San Francisco on the now-officially-titled ‘Steve Jobs.’ Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film aims to take audiences behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the man at its epicenter. ‘Steve Jobs’ is directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) and written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, The Newsroom), working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder.
Michael Fassbender will play Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with the Academy Award-winning Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team. Other members of the cast include Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo and Makenzie Moss as young Lisa Brennan at various stages of her life, Sarah Snook as Andrea Cunningham, as well as Adam Shapiro as Avie Tevanian.
Danny Boyle’s Michael Fassbender-Led Steve Jobs Film To Shoot At The Garage Where 1st Apple Computer Was Built
With filming set to begin shortly, CBS San Francisco have put together a video looking at a key place that the Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs Biopic will shoot in. The film is gearing up to start production in the neighborhood of Los Altos, California, where 2066 Crist Drive resides – the home where Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first Apple Computer. Jobs’ childhood home – and its garage – in Los Altos have been a tourist attraction in Silicon Valley for years. The filmmakers are bringing in authentic props from the 1970s, including a geek-chic plaid Thermos, reel-to-reel tape player and an old computer motherboard.
To date, the cast includes Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Kate Winslet as Laurene Powell Jobs, Jeff Daniels as John Sculley, Perla Haney-Jardine as Lisa Jobs, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, the computer scientist and inventor who was part of the original Apple development team that came up with Macintosh Operating System. He worked closely with Jobs until he left for Google in 2005.
Up-and-coming actor Perla Haney-Jardine has reportedly been cast as the daughter of Steve Jobs in the Danny Boyle-directed film. To date, the cast also includes Michael Fassbender as Jobs, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, the computer scientist and inventor who was part of the original Apple development team that came up with Macintosh Operating System. He worked closely with Jobs until he left for Google in 2005. The likes of Kate Winslet, Katherine Waterston and Jeff Daniels have also been linked to the film.
Katherine Waterston, who’s absolutely fantastic in Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice,’ has reportedly landed a leading role in the Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs film. According to Deadline, she has been offered the role of Chrisaan Brennan, Jobs’ first wife. Michael Fassbender plays Jobs, Seth Rogen plays Steve Wozniak, and Michael Stuhlbarg plays Andy Hertzfeld, the computer scientist and inventor who was part of the original Apple development team that came up with Macintosh Operating System. He worked closely with Jobs until he left for Google in 2005.
Last month the Aaron Sorkin-scripted film, which is based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography, had been put in turnaround by Sony Pictures, to the shock of many in the industry. Universal Pictures picked it up a week later. The script is said to be divided into three acts that detail Jobs preparing for three presentations that came to define his life and the life of the company he co-founded, lost and came back to.
Natalie Portman is reportedly in talks to play a unspecified. yet major role in director Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic. Just last week the Aaron Sorkin-scripted film, which is based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography, had been put in turnaround by Sony Pictures, to the shock of many in the industry. Universal Pictures picked it up Monday. Michael Fassbender is currently being eyed by to play Jobs in the film, while Seth Rogen is said to be in talks to play Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak. Jessica Chastain is also circling a role.
Like Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs was a complicated visionary who became a polarizing figure. Under Jobs’ watch, Apple revolutionized several business, including personal computers, music, computer-generated animation and mobile phones. In the process, he became known as one of the greatest innovators of his generation. At the same time, he was unapologetic about his difficult personality, was at one point ousted at Apple and was criticized for the incredibly harsh treatment of workers in China who assembled Apple products.
Just yesterday it was reported that Christian Bale has decided to pass on the lead role of Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s upcoming, untitled biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography. Today, Deadline bring word that Michael Fassbender is the actor who’s currently being eyed by Sony Pictures and Boyle to play Jobs in the Aaron Sorkin-scripted film. The outlet add, “I don’t want to get carried away here, after all the heated press speculation about past courtship of other actors Christian Bale (twice) and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the filmmakers like this and it does look like space can be made in Fassbender’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ schedule to accommodate Sony’s hopes to get this into production in the winter….”