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Main cast officially announced for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic

01.28.2015

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Production is underway in San Francisco on Universal's STEVE JOBS biopic, and the studio has announced the full cast for the upcoming movie.

Danny Boyle is directing the film from a script by Aaron Sorkin (based on the Walter Isaacson biography Steve Jobs), and it will feature Michael Fassbender as Jobs, Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Katherine Waterston as Jobs' ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Macintosh developer Andy Hertzfeld.

Rounding out the cast is Sarah Snook as Macintosh project leader Andrea Cunningham, Adam Shapiro as Apple Computer Senior VP of Software Engineering Avie Tevanian, and Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, and Mackenzie Moss will play Jobs’ daughter Lisa Brennan at various stages of her life.

Universal has also released an official logline for STEVE JOBS:

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter,

I'm glad to see Seth Rogen dabbling a bit in drama like his THIS IS THE END co-star Jonah Hill, and I can never say no to more Kate Winslet. And to be honest, I'm glad Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio left the project, because I think Michael Fassbender is going to be absolutely fantastic as the "Father of the Digital Revolution."

STEVE JOBS doesn't have a release date yet, but if everything goes well, Universal could release it late 2015, just in time for awards season.

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4:32PM on 01/28/2015

HELLO!!!

I'm an extra in this one!!!!! gonna shoot scenes in the 1970s on Saturday!!!!!
I'm an extra in this one!!!!! gonna shoot scenes in the 1970s on Saturday!!!!!
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4:38PM on 01/28/2015
Congratulations.
Congratulations.
7:10PM on 01/28/2015
I'm jealous. Congratulations.
I'm jealous. Congratulations.
3:07PM on 01/28/2015
I think Richard Gere would've been interesting as Jobs
I think Richard Gere would've been interesting as Jobs
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12:10PM on 01/28/2015
the cast for this seems pretty good. I just don't know how great a Steve Jobs biopic is going to be. I'm not crazy about the setup of the narrative taking place at three different product launches - ending with the iMac. First of all, the product launch wouldn't allow much in terms of delving into the character of Steve Jobs, unless the product launch is a setting to go into a flash back to show how they got there. And second, having the movie end with the launch of the iMac seems like a
the cast for this seems pretty good. I just don't know how great a Steve Jobs biopic is going to be. I'm not crazy about the setup of the narrative taking place at three different product launches - ending with the iMac. First of all, the product launch wouldn't allow much in terms of delving into the character of Steve Jobs, unless the product launch is a setting to go into a flash back to show how they got there. And second, having the movie end with the launch of the iMac seems like a bad idea. The most notable and memorable things Apple did was with the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. That was a pretty revolutionary decade in terms of software and technology, but the movie isn't even going to touch on that? Seems like an odd choice.
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11:04AM on 01/28/2015
Even though I think another film on Jobs is unnecessary, the talent involved in this is too good not to be excited for.
Even though I think another film on Jobs is unnecessary, the talent involved in this is too good not to be excited for.
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10:52AM on 01/28/2015

great cast, writer, and director but...

I just don't see the point. The Ashton Kutcher film bombed hardcore. To people even really care the much about Steve Jobs to justify two movies? I know I don't. I may check this out because everyone involved is great but I'd rather see the same group do a different project. I'm getting tired of all these biopics. Make an original movie!!!!
I just don't see the point. The Ashton Kutcher film bombed hardcore. To people even really care the much about Steve Jobs to justify two movies? I know I don't. I may check this out because everyone involved is great but I'd rather see the same group do a different project. I'm getting tired of all these biopics. Make an original movie!!!!
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10:51AM on 01/28/2015
Sorkin can surprise me, as I never expected the Social Network to be as good as it was, but having the script structured around three product launches makes me skeptical. Mostly because I think Jobs' personal life (founding Apple in a garage, leaving the company on bad terms only to return and make it better) is more interesting.
Sorkin can surprise me, as I never expected the Social Network to be as good as it was, but having the script structured around three product launches makes me skeptical. Mostly because I think Jobs' personal life (founding Apple in a garage, leaving the company on bad terms only to return and make it better) is more interesting.
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10:03AM on 01/28/2015
! personally liked the Ashton Kutcher film JOBS, so I'm baffled as to why they would make the same movie again. No matter how great the cast is, it's the same fucking movie.
! personally liked the Ashton Kutcher film JOBS, so I'm baffled as to why they would make the same movie again. No matter how great the cast is, it's the same fucking movie.
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9:20AM on 01/28/2015

That's a hell of a cast

Looks like the pieces are falling into place for this flick. Hopefully the end product is more than the sum of its (considerable) parts.
Looks like the pieces are falling into place for this flick. Hopefully the end product is more than the sum of its (considerable) parts.
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8:19AM on 01/28/2015
Why end it in 1998? Why not end it with the iPod or iPhone release? It just feels like they're cutting it too short.
Why end it in 1998? Why not end it with the iPod or iPhone release? It just feels like they're cutting it too short.
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7:51AM on 01/28/2015

I dunno what to think...

the cast let me a little cold :
As much as I love Fassbender, I do not imagine him as Jobs, but that's all acting is about... Bale was IMHO a better choise....
Seth Rogen as Wozniak is so obvious (like Josh Gad was)
I think Kutcher did a great job(S), but unfortunately, Ashton did not have a script as good as his performance, so the movie was so-so...
the cast let me a little cold :
As much as I love Fassbender, I do not imagine him as Jobs, but that's all acting is about... Bale was IMHO a better choise....
Seth Rogen as Wozniak is so obvious (like Josh Gad was)
I think Kutcher did a great job(S), but unfortunately, Ashton did not have a script as good as his performance, so the movie was so-so...
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