An official announcement last week confirmed that Christian Bale would play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic about Jobs’ life. Yesterday, news broke that Seth Rogen would play Steve Wozniak, who helped found Apple in the mid-70s.
Rogen (Superbad, Pineapple Express, This is the End) is more known in the comedy genre than a serious biopic, so it should be interesting to see if he has the acting chops to take on the role of of an actual person as opposed to a developed character created for the film.
Sony received the rights for the film following Jobs’ death in 2011. Last year, an independently financed film titled Jobs was released and starred Ashton Kutcher as Jobs and Josh Gad (21, Frozen) as Wozniak. The film covered Apple’s inception up to 2001 when the iPod was released. The upcoming film, also titled Jobs is based on Walter Isaacson’s biography “Steve Jobs” and is directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours).
It’s also been rumored that Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, The Help), though her potential role is unspecified at this time.
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