Seth Rogen is, according to Variety, set to play Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak opposite Christian Bale’s Steve Jobs in the upcoming Danny Boyle-helmed biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs, officially described as follows:
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two yearsas well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleaguesWalter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.
Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.
Previously, Ashton Kutcher played Steve Jobs in last year’s JOBS, a film that was a critical and commercial failure when it was finally released in August after its Sundance Film Festival debut. In that film, Josh Gad played the Wozniak role.
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