Universal Pictures today announced that principal photography has commenced in San Francisco on the now-officially-titled Steve Jobs. Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film aims to take audiences behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Steve Jobs is directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) and written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, “The Newsroom”), working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder.
Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) will play Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with the Academy Award-winning Kate Winslet (The Reader, Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind) starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen (Neighbors, The Interview), and Jeff Daniels (“The Newsroom,” Good Night and Good Luck) stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Being Flynn) as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man, “Boardwalk Empire”) as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team.
Other members of the cast include Perla Haney-Jardine (Future Weather), Ripley Sobo (Winter’s Tale) and Makenzie Moss (Do You Believe?) as young Lisa Brennan at various stages of her life, Sarah Snook (Predestination) as Andrea Cunningham, as well as Adam Shapiro (A Single Man) as Avie Tevanian.
Producers on Steve Jobs are Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan, Source Code), Guymon Casady (“Game of Thrones,” “Hope Springs”) of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Academy Award winner Christian Colson (Slumdog Millionaire, Selma).