Hot off the back of her phenomenal turn in time travel thriller, Predestination, Australian actress Sarah Snook has entered talks to join Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie.
Snook is still in the preliminary stages of locking down a deal, which will find her playing close to Michael Fassbender’s titular character as she’s slated for the role of his long-time publicist, Andrea “Andy” Cunningham. She will join a previously-announced cast that includes: Seth Rogen as Jobs’ right-hand man and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as Mac marketing mogul Joanna Hoffman, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, Perla Haney-Jardine and Ripley Sobo as Jobs’ daughter Lisa Brennan and Katherine Waterston as Jobs’ long-term girlfriend, Chrisann Brennan.
The real-life Cunningham was very close to the Apple founder, as she worked alongside Jobs during Apple’s formative years, and later became a valued asset in crafting the company’s public image. In the film, she will be – per The Wrap – “fighting to turn off the emergency exit lights in the presentation halls at Jobs’ behest so that he could display his new products in complete darkness.”
Sounds like a small role, right? That may not be the case. The size of the parts has yet to be made public, as the film won’t prescribe to the norms of a typical biopic. Penned by Aaron Sorkin, who has repeatedly made clear that it’s not a regular biopic, the movie will be segmented into three major events, one for each of Apple’s biggest product releases. The focus across these pivotal moments in the company’s history will be firmly on Jobs, and how he responded to the pressures of running Apple whilst juggling his home life.
With production on the Steve Jobs movie expected to get underway shortly, we’ll hopefully have confirmation of Sarah Snook’s involvement soon. Until then, be sure to let us know what you think of her joining the pic.