Michael Fassbender’s ‘Steve Jobs’ Biopic Reveals Cast List, Plot Will Focus on Three Iconic Moments

Universal Pictures released the official logline for the film about the Apple co-founder’s life

Last Updated: January 28, 2015 @ 8:40 PM

Universal Pictures announced Wednesday that filming has begun on the delayed Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender and directed by Danny Boyle.

To mark the occasion, the studio also revealed the official title of the film: “Steve Jobs.” They also released the official logline:

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.

Universal also unveiled the official cast list for the film, which was written by Aaron Sorkin.

  • 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 as Chrisann Brenna, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend and mother of his child
  • Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, an original Apple Macintosh development team member
  • Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, and Mackenzie Moss as Jobs’ daughter Lisa Brennan at various stages of her life
  • Sarah Snook as Andrea Cunningham, project leader of Apple Macintosh
  • Adam Shapiro as Avie Tevanian, Apple Computer Senior VP of Software Engineering

Originally set up at Sony Pictures, the project languished after original director David Fincher and original star Christian Bale both exited. Danny Boyle stepped in to direct, but Sony put the project in turnaround, at which point Universal picked it up. Currently, the film does not have a release date.