Universal Pictures announces cast of upcoming Steve Jobs movie, start to principal filming
In a prepared statement issued on Tuesday, Universal Studios announced the full cast list for its upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, currently titled "Steve Jobs," including actresses set to play Jobs' daughter Lisa at three different ages.
According to the release, obtained by SlashFilm, Universal's forthcoming film has started principal shooting in San Francisco under the direction of Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle.
Penned by Aaron Sorkin, another Oscar winner, the movie is set to take place backstage at three product launches, ending with the iMac's debut in 1998. The screenplay was adapted for the screen from Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography.
As previously reported, Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) will play the title role, while Seth Rogen (The Interview, Pineapple Express) is to take on company cofounder Steve Wozniak. Other notables include Jeff Daniels (Dumb and Dumber, HBO's The Newsroom) as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Kate Winslet (Titanic, The Reader) as former Mac marketing lead Joanna Hoffman, Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) as Jobs' former girlfriend Chrisann Brennan and Michael Stuhlbarg (HBO's Boardwalk Empire) as famed Mac programmer Andy Hertzfeld.
Offering some perspective on the story's timeline, three actresses are slate to play Jobs' daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs, including Perla Haney-Jardine (Future Weather), Ripley Sobo (Winter's Tale) and Makenzie Moss. Finally, Sarah Snook is set to play PR guru Andrea Cunningham, while Adam Shapiro (A Single Man) will play former Apple SVP of Software Engineering Avie Tevanian, who is credited with spearheading development of Mac OS X.