There'll be lots of interest in Michael Fassbender’s next role – that of Apple visionary Steve Jobs – which he started filming in San Francisco last week.
Fass will bring Jobs to life joined by a supporting cast that includes Seth Rogen, who’ll play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Kate Winslet. The film, talked about for ages now, is based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling, authorized biography of Jobs, and Oscar winning director Danny Boyle is at the helm.
“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,” a news release from Universal Pictures said.
Simply and succinctly titled Steve Jobs, it’s taken a good few years and a dollop of Hollywood drama to bring the project to life. Sony was the original studio down to produce, and Leo DiCaprio was supposed to play Jobs.
But those plans never panned out. You might also remember that Fassbender was caught up in the Sony email hack, when screenwriter Aaron Sorkin initially slammed Fassbender as a possible Jobs.
“I don't know who Michael Fassbender is and the rest of the world isn't going to care,” Sorkin whined to Sony boss Amy Pascal.