‘Steve Jobs’ Cast Revealed: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, More
First, writer Aaron Sorkin announced that Christian Bale would play Steve Jobs in the long-awaited biopic he was writing from Walter Isaacson’s official biography of the late Apple CEO. Then, word came out that Bale had ultimately passed on the role, citing that he felt he wasn’t right for the part. Since then, it’s been relatively quiet on the casting front. At least, until now.
The official cast has been finalized, and filming is underway on Steve Jobs, as principal photography began Tuesday in San Francisco. So which stars have joined the cast?
Michael Fassbender will play the lead role of Steve Jobs, Seth Rogen will play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet is in as former Macintosh marketing boss Joanna Hoffman, Jeff Daniels will play former Apple CEO John Sculley, Katherine Waterston is Jobs’ ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan and Michael Stuhlbarg has accepted the role of one of the original developers of the Mac, Andy Hertzfeld.
“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,” Universal said in a press release.
In addition, the cast will include Perla Haney-Jardine (Future Weather), Ripley Sobo (Winter’s Tale), Makenzie Moss (Do You Believe?), Sarah Snook and Adam Shapiro.
The film will be written by Sorkin and directed by Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire helmer Danny Boyle. No release date has been announced just yet, but I have to admit, I’m absolutely STOKED. On the one hand, I would have loved for Bale to accept the role, since I feel he would have done an outstanding job. But I’m glad they ended up finding an actor who is as method and severe as Bale, as Fassbender is very much an actor’s actor. I have no doubt he’ll transform for this, and if this movie delivers on the years worth of hype behind it, Fassbender could be looking at his second Oscar nomination — and, possibly, his first win.
But what do you think of this casting? Sound off in the comments!
H/T: Entertainment Weekly