The biopic on “Steve Jobs” is finally up and running after a long-gestation marked by many ups and downs, glitches, and hard resets. It has been a tumultuous journey for the film as directors, lead actors, and also the studios, changed during the course of development.
Initially it started off as a Sony production with Director David Fincher and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. After Fincher, 52 and DiCaprio, 40, bowed out, Christian Bale, 40, was approached. Bale too withdrew from the project. Finally, the film gets a green light with Academy Award winner Danny Boyle directing Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave), working with Universal.
Universal Pictures recently announced the finalized cast of the biopic. Principal photography for the Boyle-directed, Aaron Sorkin-scripted film commenced in San Francisco. Michael Fassbender plays the technology guru Steve Jobs and is joined by Kate Winslet playing former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman; Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple with Jobs; Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley; Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the Mac’s original developers; Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend and Perla Haney-Jardine is playing their daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs. Sarah Snook, Adam Shapiro, Ripley Sobo, and Makenzie Moss would play supporting roles.
An adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, the film will be set backstage at iconic three product launches, with the final sequence set in 1998 when the first iMac was unveiled.
The legendary tech genius and Apple founder, Steve Jobs died in 2011 of cancer, at the age of 56. In 2013, a biopic, titled Jobs with Ashton Kutcher as the Apple founder and Josh Gad playing Wozniak, was released. The movie received a lot of flak from critics and flopped at the box office.
We are really excited to see the this tech legend on screen! We wish this biopic will surpass our hopes and offer us a great movie.