Blackhat Star John Oritz Signs On For Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs Drama



Fresh off Michael Mann’s cybernetic hacking thriller Blackhat, John Oritz has boarded Danny Boyle’s upcoming Steve Jobs in a supporting role.

According to Deadline, Oritz — whose previous credits include appearances in Silver Linings Playbook and Fast and Furious 6 — will play the part of Joel Pforzheimer, a journalist tasked with interviewing the titular visionary for GQ magazine. No other details of his role nor how prominent it will prove to be were shared at this time.

Oritz now joins a growing ensemble cast for Boyle’s production, one that includes Seth Rogen as Jobs’ partner-in-technological-crime Steve Wozniak, not to mention Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, and Makenzie Moss as Lisa Brennan, the Apple co-founder’s daughter. From what we understand, Brennan’s character will have significant part to play in the final product, with the script orbiting around three of the company’s most high-profile product launches within its illustrious history, all culminating in the unveiling of the first iMac in 1998.

Jeff Daniels, Avie Tevanian, Sarah Snook and Kate Winslet will round out the cast. After stumbling over a few bumps in the road on the way, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs drama is slated for October 9.

Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) will play Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress 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), and Jeff Daniels (HBO’s The Newsroom, Good Night, and Good Luck.) stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Being Flynn) as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team.

Source: Deadline

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