Steve Jobs Biopic Eyes Kate Winslet for Female Lead
Just last month, Natalie Portman was in talks to star in the troubled Steve Jobs biopic, which recently landed at Universal after being dropped by Sony (which has been dealing with enough problems of its own in recent weeks). Portman quickly turned down the role of the film’s female lead opposite Michael Fassbender, and although production on the biopic has been troubled, the film continues to pick up new cast members. The latest update on the project has Universal eyeing Kate Winslet to fill their Natalie Portman-shaped void.
According to Variety, Kate Winslet is in talks to star in the Jobs biopic as the female lead, although details about the character are currently unknown. The part of Jobs originally went out to Leonardo DiCaprio, Winslet’s co-star in ‘Titanic’ and ‘Revolutionary Road.’ Unfortunately, we’ll have to keep waiting for the two of them to act together for a third time, making something of an informal DiCaprio-Winslet trilogy.
Currently, the Jobs biopic stars Michael Fassbender in the role of Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, while Seth Rogen is set to play Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple. Recently, Jeff Daniels has been in talks to play former Apple CEO John Sculley in the film, which is being directed by Danny Boyle from a script by Aaron Sorkin.
The Jobs biopic has hit several bumps in the road along the way to production, with both DiCaprio and Christian Bale set to play the Apple CEO before Fassbender stepped in. Winslet can be seen next in ‘Divergent’ sequel ‘Insurgent,’ which hits theaters March 20, 2015, and in ‘A Little Chaos,’ from director Alan Rickman, which is set for release one week after ‘Insurgent’ on March 27, 2015.