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It was recently reported that Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs film project has moved from Sony Pictures to Universal Studios. Michael Fassbender is still in the running to take on the role of Jobs, and now Deadline reports that Natalie Portman has been cast in the movie.
There's no information on who she will be playing, but there's a good chance that she will be playing Jobs' daughter, Lisa Bennan-Jobs, in the story. Steve Jobs initially denied his paternity of Lisa, but did name one of Apple’s earliest computers after her, the Apple Lisa. The father and daughter reconnected years later and Jobs ended up paying for her to attend Harvard University, which was around the same time that Portman was going to school there.
In an interview with The Independent, writer Aaron Sorkin he explained that Lisa who be the hero of the film saying:
"With The Social Network, »
- Joey Paur
Now that the Steve Jobs biopic has been picked up by another studio, it finally seems as though the film is going ahead.
Most recently Sony Pictures dropped the project after developing it for some time, and it's consequently been picked up by Universal instead. Aaron Sorkin has penned the screenplay, based on Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs, whilst the current frontrunner to play the man himself is Michael Fassbender. Leonard DiCaprio and Christian Bale have been previously linked.
Danny Boyle is directing the movie and Seth Rogen is set to join up to play Steve Wozniak. And now we learn that Natalie Portman may be the latest addition to the cast. She's said to have been earmarked for the role of Steve Jobs' daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs.
Gary McCurry reviews the second episode of The Newsroom season 3…
Last week.s review of episode one, ‘Boston’ contained a segment on raising the stakes to increase the tension and ultimately, the audiences’ desire to tune in the following week. As far as I’m concerned, it worked. Here’s my thoughts on Episode 2, ‘Run’.
In regards to a show effectively raising the stakes, this is my view. No matter if it’s trying to survive against flesh eating zombies or racing to the airport to stop “the one” from getting on a plane, if the characters make you believe how important it is to them, that’s enough. A train about to derail can be on a similar level to a text sent to the wrong person. These will both end in a train wreck and if done correctly, the text can be more intriguing to watch. It’s »
- Gary McCurry
At this time of year, it's good to be reminded that contemporary TV offers such a cornucopia of riches. This past year, in particular, has offered plenty to give thanks for -- in terms of both what's on the air and what is not. Among the things I'm thankful for:
That "The Flash" is actually good.
That I don't work at the "Today" show.
That this is the last season for "Two and a Half Men."
That "Seinfeld" reruns still hold up pretty well.
That Casper Kelly made '80s sitcom parody "Too Many Cooks." Whether or not you like the finished product -- and it's often pretty disgusting -- I'm glad someone had the impulse to make it. »
- Gary Susman
Is there a more enduring image in American movies of youthful idealism giving the finger to “plastic” adult conformity than the final moments of “The Graduate?” And yet, as the wedding usurper Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) and his runaway bride Elaine (Katharine Ross) make their victory run from a Santa Barbara cathedral on to a passing city bus, an air of uncertainty still clouds the proceedings, as elation gives way to reality, and the beaming smiles on both characters’ faces drop back into puzzled, where-do-we-go-from-here stares.
That wonderfully jaundiced sense of life’s triumphs sitting on a knife’s edge of tragedy, and of the lies we willingly tell ourselves, ran through so much of Mike Nichols’ work that it was tempting to think it was a natural consequence of having been born Jewish in pre-War Nazi Germany, fleeing to the U.S. (without speaking English) at age 7, and somehow »
- Scott Foundas
In a recent interview, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin said that one of Steve Jobs’ daughters, Lisa Nicole Brennan-Jobs, was the “heroine” of the film he scripted about Jobs’ life. In the case of Steve Jobs, it’s the relationships he had – particularly with his daughter, Lisa – that drew me to it. She didn’t participate in Walter […]
- Germain Lussier
Now that Universal Pictures has grabbed the Steve Jobs biopic from Sony Pictures, the studio is starting to round up a supporting cast to surround star Michael Fassbender in the film from Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle. Deadline has word that Natalie Portman is now in talks for a role in the film, and while specifics of her character have not been revealed, it's said to be a major role for the Oscar winner. The script from Aaron Sorkin has been said to focus on the launch of three separate Apple products, which will end up spanning 16 years in the life of the technology innovator, but more details have come to light now. Sorkin recently revealed (via The Wrap) that there are seven other characters besides Jobs himself in the movie. The writer says: “I've spent a lot of time with the other seven characters who are in the movie, »
- Ethan Anderton
We recently heard that Sony Pictures backed out of the Danny Boyle directed and Aaron Sorkin scripted Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, and then literally the next day, Universal Pictures picked up the pieces, with Boyle still attached.
News reaches Thn today that Natalie Portman is now in negotiations to co-star in the movie that still doesn’t have an actor in the lead role of the pioneer (Christian Bale recently backed out, though we’re hearing Michael Fassbender could be the chosen one for the high profile role).
The character that Portman’s is up for is as yet unknown, but we’re assuming it will be a pretty major one due to her stature.
We have of course seen a Steve Jobs movie already with Ashton Kutcher playing the Apple founder, but Sorkin’s version is said to be totally different in style and tone, taking place real-time during »
- Paul Heath
The actress is in line for the Aaron Sorkin-written movie about the life of the late Apple co-founder, reports Deadline.
The film was recently dropped by Sony and quickly acquired in turnaround by Universal Pictures.
The actress recently completed her directorial debut A Tale of Love and Darkness. She will appear in the upcoming Jane Got a Gun and is expected to reprise her role as Jane Foster in Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok. »
There's certainly been a lot of activity lately coming out of Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs. Last week there was the big news that Sony had put the film into turnaround. Then news broke that Universal had picked up the picture. Now there's word that Natalie Portman is in talks to join the Aaron Sorkin-penned feature.
If everything pans out, Portman would be joining Seth Rogen and, depending on who you ask, Michael Fassbender. See, THR has Fassbender's status as "attached to star." Yet Deadline claims the actor is merely being courted. He would play the titular Apple co-founder, while Rogen would play the company's other co-founder, Steve Wozniak. As of now, there are no details on who Portman would be portraying, but Deadline is reporting that the role will be substantial.
While the pre-production for this film has certainly been tumultuous, it seems to finally be moving in the right direction. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Natalie Portman has entered negotiations to star in the Steve Jobs biopic. Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen are still in talks to play Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The project recently moved to Universal Pictures after Sony Pictures dropped it last week.
No details were given for Natalie Portman's character, but she is said to have a major role. It seems likely that the actress may be playing Lisa Bennan-Jobs, the daughter of Steve Jobs who screenwriter Aaron Sorkin revealed earlier this month is the "heroine" of the biopic. While Steve Jobs initially denied that Lisa was his daughter, he still ended up naming one of his earlier computers, the Apple-Lisa, after her. They later re-connected, with Lisa spending her teenage years living with her father.
The latest attempt to make a biopic of former Apple boss Steve Jobs has seen some ups and downs recently. Despite a proven creative team that includes Aaron Sorkin scripting and Danny Boyle directing, the film has struggled to lock in a leading man and was even put into turnaround by its original studio, Sony. Now, with the backing of Universal, it appears to be back on track and Natalie Portman has entered talks for a role.Nothing is known about which character she might play, though Deadline reports it’s a major role. Boyle has Michael Fassbender in talks to play Jobs, while Seth Rogen is circling the role of Steve Wozniak, one of Jobs’ key early collaborators and the co-founder of Apple.Sorkin’s script adapts Walter Isaacson’s bestselling authorised biography of the man, and focuses on three big moments in Jobs’ corporate life: the launch of »
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.
- William Fanelli
Recently dropped by Sony Pictures and quickly snapped up by Universal, the Aaron Sorkin penned project has lost no steam with these two big names now hopping onboard.
There's no details as to who Portman is playing, though the site suggests it could be either marketing maven Joanna Hoffman, or the role of Steve Jobs' daughter whom Sorkin himself has described as the "heroine of the movie". »
- Garth Franklin
Natalie Portman may be lining up a new job in the upcoming biopic of Apple innovator Steve Jobs. The Oscar winner ("Black Swan") is reportedly in talks to co-star in the film, with Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire") directing from a script by Aaron Sorkin ("The Social Network"), according to Deadline. Michael Fassbender is playing the lead role, after Christian Bale exited the project. The film hit another recent speed bump when it was suddenly put in turnaround by Sony, only to be picked up by Universal earlier this week. Scott Rudin, Christian Colson, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady are producing. The busy Portman recently wrapped her directorial debut "A Tale of Love and Darkness," and is now in production on "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." First, she'll be seen in the troubled western "Jane Got a Gun" and the delayed "Untitled Terrence Malick project." »
- Dave Lewis
Well, fortunes have turned around quickly for Danny Boyle's "Jobs." Recently dropped by Sony, the project has a new home over at Universal, and Michael Fassbender went from rumored to attached to the lead role of Steve Jobs. And now, another big name has joined. Deadline reports that Natalie Portman is in talks to board the Aaron Sorkin penned movie. There is no word on what role she might play, but perhaps that of Steve Jobs' daughter? You'll recall that Sorkin recently said she's "the heroine of the movie” and that she was what drew him to the project. But another female role Portman could take on is that of Joanna Hoffman ("a fantastic character" according to Sorkin), who was the head of marketing for the Mac team. Anyway, more to come as "Jobs" seems to be back on track, and attracting some major names. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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
Now that it’s found a new home at Universal Studios, it appears as though the wheels are very much back in motion on Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s as-yet-untitled Steve Jobs film. Recently, we learned that Christian Bale had exited the project — which soon led to Sony dropping the movie altogether — with X-Men star Michael Fassbender stepping up to play the role of the late, great visionary.
And today, we’ve heard via Deadline that Natalie Portman has entered talks to star alongside Fassbender in the film. It’s unclear exactly who the actress will be playing, though given her stature, we assume it’ll be a pretty prominent figure.
Fassbender notwithstanding, this is the first concrete piece of potential casting to emerge following the studio switch. That said, there is still no word on whether Seth Rogen is still in contention to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, »
- Michael Briers
Natalie Portman is in early talks to be added to the cast of Universal's biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The actress would co-star alongside Michael Fassbender, who is currently attached to star in the film. Portman and Fassbender nearly worked together on another troubled project — Jane Got a Gun — before director Lynne Ramsay and Fassbender exited the film. Sony Pictures had been working on developing the project, written by Aaron Sorkin, before Universal picked up the feature. The title role of Steve Jobs has seen multiple A-listers attached to
- Erik Hayden, Tatiana Siegel
Exclusive: Natalie Portman is in talks to join Universal’s Steve Jobs biopic. Character details were not revealed, but it is expected to be a major role. Should be a deal be done, this would mark a further positive reversal of fortunes for the Danny Boyle-helmed project. Deadline revealed last week that it had been put in turnaround by Sony Pictures, to the shock of many in the industry. Universal Pictures picked it up Monday.
Michael Fassbender recently was courted to play the Apple genius in the Aaron Sorkin-scripted film , adapted from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography Steve Jobs. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Christian Colson, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady.
Portman, repped stateside by CAA, has been particularly busy of late. The actress-turned-filmmaker has her feature directorial debut A Tale of Love and Darkness, an adaptation of celebrated Israeli writer Amos Oz’s memoir, in post. »
- Ali Jaafar
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