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Michael Fassbender to play Steve Jobs in the Universal film, Natalie Portman also in talks

12 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Steve Jobs biopic, Jobs, has had quite a wild ride over the last month. In the latest turn of events, the film was picked up by Universal with Michael Fassbender now officially cast in the role of the legendary tech icon Steve Jobs.

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

Last month, Sony Pictures was eyeing Seth Rogen to play Jobs’ right-hand man Steve Wozniak. It was only days later that Christian Bale, then set to play Jobs, walked away from the role of the Apple founder after much deliberation and conflicting feelings that he wasn’t right for the part. Sony dropped the project soon after Bale exited the film and it was quickly snatched up by its current owner Universal, who have now confirmed Fassbender in the leading role.

Jobs is to be scripted by Aaron Sorkin, based upon Walter Isaacson’s biography Steve Jobs. It’s said to be structured in three long passages, »

- William Fanelli

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Natalie Portman in Talks to Join Steve Jobs Biopic

13 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When Sony Pictures first tapped Aaron Sorkin to write a Steve Jobs biopic, many assumed the project would come together rather quickly.  While the film has indeed attracted some very high level talent, getting it off the ground has proved more difficult.  David Fincher flirted with the director’s chair before ultimately walking away, leading Danny Boyle to sign on to take the helm.  Then Leonardo DiCaprio circled the starring role before dropping out, followed by Christian Bale who did the same thing.  Michael Fassbender attached himself to star earlier this month, but somewhat surprisingly Sony put the picture in turnaround last week (possibly on account of losing Bale as the star). Universal subsequently swooped in and acquired the project (with an eye on Awards Season 2015, no doubt), and now another major piece of the puzzle has been solved: Natalie Portman is in talks to join the cast.  More after the jump. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Visionary: Richard Linklater to Receive Big Palm Springs International Film Festival Award

13 hours ago | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Richard Linklater is a visionary! His "Boyhood" is easily my favorite movie of 2014 for its creativity and heartfelt storytelling. It's very appropriate that the auteur us receiving the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival. He will be joining other recipients such as Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons, and Rosamund Pike.

Here's the full press release:

Palm Springs, CA (November 26, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present two-time Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at its annual Awards Gala. Past recipients of the Sonny Bono Visionary Award include Academy Award® winning filmmakers Tom Hooper, Danny Boyle, Quentin Tarantino, and Michel Hazanavicius. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.

.Richard Linklater.s latest feature film is the critically acclaimed Boyhood, »

- Manny

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Michael Fassbender to Star in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs Biopic

23 hours ago | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Sony Pictures and Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin have been working on a Steve Jobs biopic for a while. First David Fincher was attached to direct with Christian Bale in talks to star. Then they both dropped out and Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) stepped in and cast Leonardo DiCaprio as Jobs. Soon after, DiCaprio dropped out. Boyle re-approached Bale and got him attached. But then Bale dropped out. And then finally Sony dropped out, leaving the project without a studio. But now comes word that Universal Pictures stepped in to continue the biopic and Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) has become attached to star. Boyle remains as the director. »

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What's New on Netflix Streaming in December 2014

25 November 2014 8:45 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Netflix streaming is upping the ante this December, adding enough high-profile TV shows and movies to more than make up for last month's lackluster offerings.

On the movie side, highlights include Will Ferrell and gang in "Anchorman 2," the Heath Ledger-starring "A Knight's Tale," Cameron Crowe classic "Almost Famous," Oscar-winning "American Beauty," and horror hits "Oculus" and "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones." Oh, and let's not forget '80s classic "Troop Beverly Hills," '90s cult favorite "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion," or Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street."

And there's plenty to love about what's coming on the TV front: "American Horror Story: Coven" finally gets its day on Netflix, "Sharknado 2" storms its way to streaming, and Brit hit "Broadchurch" finally lands stateside. Oh, and December sees the premiere of the hotly anticipated Netflix Original series "Marco Polo" on the 12th.

Here's a much »

- Tim Hayne

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Universal Picks Up Steve Jobs Movie From Sony; Michael Fassbender Attached To Star

25 November 2014 8:25 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though Sony Pictures decided to pass on Aaron Sorkin’s as-yet-untitled Steve Jobs movie shortly after the departure of star Christian Bale, the project is still considered to be relatively high-profile. And today, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Universal has swooped in to acquire the film in a deal thought to be worth around $30 million.

In Bale’s stead, it’s understood that X-Men star Michael Fassbender will play the role of the late visionary, after a number of big names flirted with the project including the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio. In terms of the talent behind the camera, Universal’s real-life drama is still to be helmed by Trance‘s Danny Boyle, with a script from Aaron Sorkin.

Over the past month, we’ve gradually learned more about the narrative of Sorkin’s Steve Jobs script, which he insists is not a biopic and will instead focus on the Apple co-founder’s daughter, »

- Michael Briers

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Michael Fassbender still attached to Steve Jobs biopic as new studio steps in

25 November 2014 8:11 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The number of design changes and behind-closed-doors shake-ups surrounding Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic would likely do the Apple Computers mastermind proud. The movie lost stars, lost directors, and, most recently, lost its studio home. But by the time the movie hits theaters, that meta-narrative will be an afterthought. Suffer in private or public — it doesn’t really matter, as long as the finished product blows the paying customers away. And it certainly could, now that someone has decided to make the thing. After living at Sony for two years, executives at the studio decided to kick Sorkin’s picture to the curb earlier in November. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has taken in the orphaned prestige project with an eye towards production. According to the trade’s sources, Danny Boyle remains on-board to direct the project, based on Walter Isaacson’s biography "Steve Jobs," with Michael Fassbender »

- Matt Patches

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Michael Fassbender Is 'Steve Jobs'; Biopic Moves to Universal

25 November 2014 7:26 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The upcoming Steve Jobs biopic set to be directed by Danny Boyle with a script from Aaron Sorkin has finally caught a break after a number of casting and studio set backs. Dropped by Sony last week, the movie has now been picked up by rival studio Universal Pictures with Michael Fassbender confirmed to star as the Apple co-founder.

At the time Sony put the film into turnaround, Universal was hungry to adopt the project. A deal has finally been reached, reportedly at the cost of $30 million. Rumored to be circling the project since early November, Michael Fassbender has signed on after the well-publicized loss of both Leonardo DiCaprio in October and Christian Bale this past month. Neither actor was officially signed for the role, though they both were in advanced talks before their deals started to fall apart.

Steve Jobs has been in development at Sony for the past two years, »

- MovieWeb

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Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic picked up by Universal Pictures

24 November 2014 7:09 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Universal Pictures has officially picked up Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic.

The Aaron Sorkin-written movie was put into turnaround by Sony Pictures last week.

Christian Bale was due to play the late tech pioneer but withdrew after deciding that he wasn't the right man to portray Jobs.

Michael Fassbender was hotly-tipped to replace Bale, while Seth Rogen was said to be playing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak alongside Interstellar's Jessica Chastain in an unspecified role.

Leonardo DiCaprio was also previously linked to the project, which would have seen him reunite with his Beach director Boyle.

Sorkin has used Jobs's authorised biography by Walter Isaacson for the film, which focuses on three stressful, high-profile Apple product launches including the first Macintosh in 1984 and the iPod in 2001. »

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Farahani stung by Scorpions

21 November 2014 6:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Paris-based Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani will star in Qissa director Anup Singh’s upcoming drama Mantra - The Song Of Scorpions.

Farahani will play a singer and scorpion healer from the Manganiar community of Rajasthan in the Switzerland-France-India co-production.

Geneva-based Saskia Vischer is lead producer on the project, which will be co-produced by Thierry Lenouvel of France’s Cine Sud Promotion and Rakesh Mehra of India’s Kriti Productions. Lenouvel was a co-producer and Mehra the line-producer on Qissa.

Farahani was nominated as most promising actress at this year’s Cesar Awards in France for her role in Atiq Rahimi’s The Patience Stone. Her credits also include Asghar Farhadi’s About Elly (2009) and Hiner Saleem’s My Sweet Pepper Land (2013). She also starred in Ridley Scott’s Body Of Lies (2008) alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.

Scheduled to shoot next year, Mantra - The Song Of Scorpions is a contemporary folktale set in the desert of Rajasthan. The film »

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Saving Virunga by Anne-Katrin Titze

21 November 2014 1:11 PM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Virunga director Orlando von Einsiedel; "What I can tell you is, good journalism requires that you put your allegations out there…" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Leonardo DiCaprio has come on board as executive producer for Virunga, Orlando von Einsiedel's documentary on the plight of Virunga Park Director Emmanuel de Merode and the mountain gorillas of the Congo. Von Einsiedel was feted by Netflix, with a luncheon this week in the Harbor Room of the 21 Club in Midtown Manhattan and gave me an update on where we are today.

Last week the New York Times published an article, called Oil Dispute Takes a Page From Congo's Bloody Past, on the struggles to keep Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo safe from oil exploration at Lake Edward which falls in its boundaries. Virunga is Africa's oldest national park and a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Virunga 21 Club Netflix Orlando von Einsiedel »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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"Gone Girl's" Rosamund Pike To Receive Major Palm Springs Film Fest Award!

21 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Rosamund Pike nearly stole the show in David Fincher's "Gone Girl" but he stole the hearts of the Palm Springs International Film Festival's committee members. The actress is getting the Breakthrough Performance Award! Last year, "12 Years A Slave's" Lupita Nyong'o received the same award and walked all the way to Oscar glory!

Pike is joining recently announced recipients Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, and J.K. Simmons. Here's the press release:

Palm Springs, CA (November 21, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Rosamund Pike with the Breakthrough Performance Award, Actress at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne and J.K. Simmons. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.

.Rosamund Pike perfectly taps into Gillian Flynn.s »

- Manny

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Watch: 20-Minute Documentary 'The Real Wolf of Wall Street?' Explores Another Inspiration For Martin Scorsese's Film

20 November 2014 1:21 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Last winter, Leonardo DiCaprio got dressed up in expensive clothes and proceeded to do drugs, have wild sex with women, and commit no shortage of financial fraud in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf Of Wall Street." While the movie is based on the life of Jordan Belfort, whom DiCaprio studied for the role, that hedonist lifestyle wasn't a completely mystery to him either. This Vice documentary, "The Real Wolf Of Wall Street?," explores another figure that may been (and likely was) a source of inspiration for the actor. You might not know the name Dana Giacchetto, but just Google it and you'll get a quick record of his notoriety. Founding the Cassandra Group in the '80s, he rode quick wave to financial success in the '90s working with name brand clients like Sub Pop, Smashing Pumpkins, Alanis Morissette, Phish, Victoria Williams, Q-Tip, and R.E.M., and hanging »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Steve McQueen to direct Widows

20 November 2014 11:02 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New Regency is reuniting with the director of its Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave on the heist thriller as the studio continues to assemble its stable of prestige filmmakers.

Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films are producing Widows, based on Lynda La Plante’s 1980s TV series that aired on Thames Television about the wives of four armed robbers who come together to finish a robbery after their spouses are killed.

McQueen will also write and produce the feature, scheduled to start pre-production by the end of the year.

New Regency, led by Brad Weston, is riding high on awards buzz for its current releases Birdman from Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu and Gone Girl by David Fincher, which Fox Searchlight and Fox are distributing, respectively.

Iñárritu is currently in production for New Regency on The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, a 2016 Oscar hopeful set to open through Fox on December 25, 2015.

The studio is also in »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Even the Studio Has Dropped Out of Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Biopic

20 November 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Aaron Sorkin's Jobs has already seen David Fincher, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Christian Bale drop out for various reasons, and now Sony has decided to follow in their footsteps. The studio has put the project in turnaround, which means that this is officially the part in the rom-com where Sorkin sits alone crying and listening to Whitney Houston. (Deadline reports Universal is interested.) Maybe if they take off Steve Jobs's glasses, someone will realize how beautiful this movie has been all along. »

- Nate Jones

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Steve Jobs Biopic Gets Dropped By Sony

20 November 2014 1:05 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic just underwent a new drastic change. Sony has dropped the film. Thankfully Universal Pictures has expressed strong interest and it looks like the project won't have to suffer a whole lot due to the change.

The film is an adaptation of the bestselling Walter Isaacson biography, and Slumdog Millionaire‘s Danny Boyle is set to direct. Michael Fassbender is the latest actor to be rumored to play Steve Jobs. Previously, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale were attached to play the Apple genius. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Christian Colson, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady.

For the most part, projects that undergo lots of changes don't have a very pleasant ending. But this is Steve Jobs we're talking about and Aaron Sorkin, plus Danny Boyle is at the helm. We don't know the reasons for the changes, but we still have high hopes for this biopic. »

- Laura Frances

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'Steve Jobs' Biopic Has Been Dropped by Sony

20 November 2014 12:56 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In a rather surprising turn of events, Sony Pictures has pulled the plug on their highly-anticipated Steve Jobs biopic, putting the project into turnaround, with Universal Pictures eyeing to quickly pick up the project and issue a green light. No reason was given for Sony's sudden move, in which even the Academy Award-winning power of writer Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle couldn't save.

While most projects that get unceremoniously dumped by a studio often have a long road to get to the big screen, sometimes waiting years to find the right home, Universal's quick pick-up may be a blessing in disguise, with Deadline reporting that Universal may close the deal as early as tomorrow.

The news is quite shocking since there has been active news on the casting front, with Michael Fassbender being courted to play the title character, and Seth Rogen also in talks to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. »

- MovieWeb

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Sony drops Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs movie

19 November 2014 11:38 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In a bit of shocking news, Sony has dropped Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s upcoming Steve Jobs film. Though details are limited, a source from THR claims that Boyle needed the film to begin production in January, but Sony couldn’t commit to that start date. Also, it appears that Annapurna PicturesMegan Ellison, who was involved as a partner on the film, backed out.

This isn’t the first roadblock the film has faced thus far, Sony had quite a bit of trouble with finding an actor to play the former Apple founder; Leonardo diCaprio and Christian Bale were involved at one point, but passed. Recent reports put Michael Fassbender in the role.

Despite Sony dropping the film, there is still hope that it will get picked up by another studio. Universal is currently regarded as the frontrunner and is interested in getting the movie made in time »

- James Garcia

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Sony drops Steve Jobs movie, Universal may save it

19 November 2014 11:01 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The planned biopic of Steve Jobs has been dropped by Sony. Could Universal still make it happen?

Sony seems to have reached the end of its tether with its planned biopic of Steve Jobs. Based on Walter Isaacson's biography, it recruited Aaron Sorkin to pen the screenplay for the film, and the idea was to reunite him with his The Social Network director, David Fincher.

Fincher, however, has been one of a line of people who have passed on the project. For some time, Leonardo DiCaprio was linked with playing Jobs, for instance, before opting for other projects. Then Christian Bale was also linked, but that came to nothing.

Sony did attract Danny Boyle to direct the film, and Seth Rogen is believed to be taking on the role of Steve Wozniak in the movie. Furthermore, Michael Fassbender is now the running favourite to play Jobs himself.

Yet Sony has had enough. »

- simonbrew

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Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic dropped by Sony Pictures

19 November 2014 8:17 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sony Pictures has pulled out of the Steve Jobs biopic.

The movie - which had Danny Boyle attached as director and Aaron Sorkin managing the script - has been put into turnaround, reports Deadline.

Christian Bale was due to play the late tech pioneer but withdrew after deciding that he wasn't the right man to portray Jobs.

Michael Fassbender was hotly-tipped to replace Bale, while Seth Rogen was said to be playing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak alongside Interstellar's Jessica Chastain in an unspecified role.

Leonardo DiCaprio was also previously linked to the project, which would have seen him reunite with his Beach director Boyle.

It is understood that Universal Pictures may now make a bid for the movie.

Sorkin has used Jobs's authorised biography by Walter Isaacson for the film, which focuses on three stressful, high-profile Apple product launches including the first Macintosh in 1984 and the iPod in »

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