Acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, along with Universal Studios, is rounding out the cast that will bring his Steve Jobs biopic to life. Who better to choose as the female lead for the film than the six-time Oscar nominated starlet Kate Winslet.
The British belle, who has a list of cinematic successes that runs a mile long, thanks to starring roles in films such as The Reader, is in talks with Sorkin for the role of Jobs’ daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, who, as Apple Insider indicates, is “reportedly key to the storyline.”
Originally, Sorkin was said to be reserving the role of Jobs’ daughter in the biopic — which focuses on three integral product launches that helped the co-founders find remarkable success — for actor Natalie Portman. Portman ultimately turned the role down, leaving it to be picked up by theatrically diverse and always impressive Winslet.
The screenplay for the film was written by Sorkin as an adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography, and unfortunately has faced some difficulties in fully getting off the ground in regards to production and casting. Apple Insider noted this back in November.
“The Jobs film, which screenwriter Sorkin is adapting from Walter Isaacson’s ‘Steve Jobs’ biography, has suffered a number of setbacks. Both [Christian] Bale and director David Fincher have declined to participate after being attached, and the project was recently dropped by Sony after some two years in development. It was picked up less than a week later by Universal, however, with Fincher replacement Danny Boyle and Fassbender reportedly on board. Seth Rogen is also said to be in final talks to play Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak.”
Although Rogen and Winslet’s presence in the film is not 100 percent, it seems that both stars are in final talks, leading to the belief that fans can expect to see them up on the silver screen on opening day of the Jobs biopic. As indicated, Michael Fassbender will portray Steve Jobs in the film.
Winslet is in high gear as of late with her acting ventures, and it is clear that the Steve Jobs biopic role is not the only production she will be involved with.
Variety notes that, “[Winslet] can be seen next reprising her role as Jeanine in “Insurgent” and also has “Triple Nine” bowing for Open Road.”
The film itself is set to focus on three major events and product releases which Steve Jobs oversaw. It will therefore be shot in three scenes only. Screen Crush relayed this information last month.
“This entire movie is going to be three scenes, and three scenes only, that all take place in real time. There’ll be no time cuts. Each of these three scenes is going to take place before a product launch…The first one being the Mac, the second one being NeXT after he left Apple and the third one being the iPod.”
Production of the Steve Jobs biopic is set to begin Spring 2015.
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