Steve Jobs Biopic Officially Titled ‘Steve Jobs,’ Full Cast and Plot Announced
After months of bumps in the road, Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic is finally heading into production. Universal has announced ‘Steve Jobs’ as the official and not-very-surprising title for the film, along with a full cast lineup and breakdown, as well as the official plot. It’s all happening.
After losing director David Fincher, and losing both Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale in the leading role of iconic Apple founder Steve Jobs, the Jobs biopic is finally, actually happening. Based on a script by Aaron Sorkin, the Danny Boyle-directed ‘Steve Jobs’ has been given a title, an official plot, and a confirmed cast.
Universal made the announcement today (via Collider), revealing the plot as follows:
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.
We’ve known for some time that the film would revolve around three major launch events, rather than following a more traditional narrative biopic structure. Michael Fassbender will play the role of Jobs (turtleneck and all), while Seth Rogen plays Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Previously, we thought Kate Winslet might be playing Jobs’ wife, but she’s actually playing former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman. Here’s the rest of the cast:
Jeff Daniels—John Sculley, former Apple CEO.
Michael Stuhlbarg—Andy Hertzfeld, who was a member on the original Mac development team.
Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, and Mackenzie Moss—these actresses will play the role of Jobs’ daughter, Lisa Brenna, at varying ages.
Sarah Snook—Andrea Cunningham, the project leader of the Mac.
Adam Shapiro—Avie Tevanian, Senior VP of software engineering for the Apple computer.
Universal has yet to set a release date for ‘Steve Jobs,’ but as the film is just now entering production, we imagine that will change in the next several months. We could see ‘Steve Jobs’ sometime next year.