After stumbling its way through 2014 the Steve Jobs film written by Aaron Sorkin has finally gotten its shit together and gone into production. The project dropped by Sony and picked up by Universal now has an official cast and title (Steve Jobs). Footage released last week even revealed that filming has begun inside the actual garage that birthed Apple.
Here's the official logline from Universal:
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.
As well as the finalized cast:
- Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs
- Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, former Macintosh marketing chief
- Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder
- Jeff Daniels as John Sculley, former Apple CEO
- Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) as Chrisann Brenna, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend and mother of his child
Just like that Universal has adopted a problem child and influenced it to live up to its potential.