Universal announced yesterday that Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs started principal photography in San Francisco, confirming its cast led by Michael Fassbender.
Fassbender stars as the titular character in the film directed by Boyle, which will take place at three product launches. Seth Rogen is indeed playing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Kate Winslet is playing former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman.
Meanwhile, Jeff Daniels plays former Apple CEO John Sculley, Katherine Waterston plays Jobs’ ex-girlfriend Lisa Brennan, and Michael Stuhlbarg plays Apple development team member Andy Hertzfeld. Three actresses—Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, and Makenzie Moss—will portray Lisa Brennan, the daughter whose paternity Jobs first denied. Sorkin has called Lisa the “heroine” of the movie; he told The Independent that “in the case of Steve Jobs, it’s the relationships he had—particularly with his daughter, Lisa—that drew me to it.”
Based on Walter Isaacson’s biography, the film had a rough time getting to this point: Both Leonardio DiCaprio and Christian Bale dropped out of playing the lead. The project also changed studios from Sony to Universal.