After switching studios from Sony to Universal and leading men from Christian Bale to Michael Fassbender, the Steve Jobs biopic continues full speed ahead as Deadline reports that Oscar-winner Natalie Portman has boarded the film.
While the article makes no claims as to who the actress is playing, it would be hard to imagine it is anyone other than the Apple head honcho’s daughter, Lisa Bennan-Jobs (see pic on right of Lisa to cast away all doubt). Steve Jobs initially denied his paternity of Lisa, all the while naming one of Apple’s earliest computers–the Apple Lisa–after her. The two reconnected years later and Jobs paid for her to attend Harvard University, coincidentally around the same time that Portman called that school her alma matter.
Portman recently completed her feature directorial debut A Tale of Love and Darkness and starring in the western Jane Got a Gun. She is also expected to reprise her role as Jane Foster in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok.
Based on Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography “Steve Jobs,” Universal’s currently untitled Jobs movie will be written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle, while Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady produce.
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