It hasn’t been the easiest of journeys for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs film — what with David Fincher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and even Sony itself bailing on the project during its nascent stages — but now that the project has found a new home at Universal Studios, the wheels have ached into motion.
With filming now underway in San Francisco, fans have flocked to catch a glimpse of Michael Fassbender as the late, great Apple co-founder, resulting in some pretty low-res images making their way online. However, perhaps in a bid to showcase the once-troubled film in its best light, Universal has unveiled an image from the Californian set.
Showcasing Fassbender opposite Seth Rogen’s Steve Wozniak, the still appears to be taken during an earlier stage in Jobs’ defining career. From what we understand, the structure of Danny Boyle’s don’t-call-me-a-biopic will explore the creator’s life in and around three of Apple’s most high-profile launches, culminating with the iMac in 1998.
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Joining Fassbender and Rogen for the drama are Jeff Daniels, Avie Tevanian, Sarah Snook and Kate Winslet, while it’s understood that Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, and Makenzie Moss will portray Jobs’ daughter, Lisa Brennan, at various stages of her life.
Danny Boyle’s visual interpretation of Steve Jobs is still without a release date or official title, though if production remains on course, then we can expect to see Michael Fassbender as the visionary later this year.
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: Daily Mail