Just yesterday, Universal unveiled a flurry of details relating to Danny Boyle’s upcoming Steve Jobs film, including a comprehensive cast list that was topped off by X-Men Days of Future Past star Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder.
With filming now underway in San Francisco, eager fans have stalked the production to get a glance of the actors in character, and this has resulted in some blurry, out-of-focus images weaving their way online. Chief among them is a long distance shot of Fassbender as Jobs in what appears to be a small restaurant. You can check out the image below, but fair warning, you’ll be straining your peepers to get a clear view.
What we do know for certain is the Boyle’s visualization of Jobs’ life will take inspiration from Walter Isaacson’s biography, with film being structured around three major Apple product launches culminating in the release of the iMac in 1998. Joining Fassbender for the drama are Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Avie Tevanian, Sarah Snook and Kate Winslet, while Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, and Makenzie Moss will portray his daughter, Lisa Brennan, at various stages of her life.
Danny Boyle’s retelling of Steve Jobs‘ illustrious career is still without a release date, but with production well underway now in San Francisco, we can expect to learn more about the film — and no doubt some official images — in the coming months.
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.