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Katherine Waterston cast as female lead in Steve Jobs biopic

23 hours ago | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Katherine Waterston has been cast as the female lead in the Steve Jobs biopic. The eagerly awaited film has encountered numerous casting problems over the last few months - such as Christian Bale backing out of the project - but it finally appears to be coming together, with Waterston cast as Chrisann, Jobs' long-term girlfriend and the mother of his first child. The 34-year-old actress, who has previously starred in 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Inherent Vice' and 'Robot & Frank', will appear on screen alongside Michael Fassbender, who has been cast as Jobs, Deadline reports. The Danny Boyle-directed film will also feature Seth Rogen, who will play Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple. Earlier this month, leaked Sony emails revealed that scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin wanted Tom Cruise to play Steve Jobs in the new biopic. He said: ''This used to be an event. I don't know who Michael Fassbender »

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'Inherent Vice' femme fatale Katherine Waterston lands Steve Jobs biopic

24 December 2014 7:32 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After the New York Film Festival screening of "Inherent Vice," there were a number of cranky complaints that the movie didn’t make any sense. It’s true, the intricacies of Paul Thomas Anderon’s hazy, stoned crime caper isn’t easy to digest, especially if they’re soaked up only once. But even the most livid Nyff attendee had to agree that relative newcomer Katherine Waterston, wooing and mellowing out  Joaquin Phoenix’s wily Larry "Doc" Sportello, was a discovery. The people wanted more (and, for a certain contingent, more of her in something they could understand). Well, get ready, NYFFers, Waterston’s just made the leap to the mainstream: She’ll star opposite Michael Fassbender in the developing Steve Jobs biopic. After courting Natalie Portman for the role, Variety reports that producers landed on Waterston for the role of Steve Jobs’ wife. She joins Fassbender and Seth Rogen, »

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Katherine Waterston joins the Steve Jobs biopic

24 December 2014 1:24 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like director Danny Boyle’s (127 Hours) Steve Jobs biopic is picking up pace, with Deadline revealing that Inherent Vice star Katherine Waterston has joined the project in the role of Chrisann, the Apple co-founder’s first wife.

Following the departure of Christian Bale from the lead, Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) has signed on to play Jobs, while the cast also includes Seth Rogen (The Interview) as Steve Wozniak and Jeff Daniels (Dumb and Dumber To) as John Scully. The film is loosely based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs, and has been penned by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network).

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Katherine Waterston Takes a Lead Role in Universal’s Steve Jobs Film

23 December 2014 9:30 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Following her turn as Shasta in Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, Katherine Waterston is moving over to Universal's Steve Jobs biopic. Deadline reports the actress is tasked with playing a lead role as Jobs's first longtime girlfriend and partner, Chrisann Brennan, who is also the mother of his first child. The movie, which will be directed by Danny Boyle (and written by Aaron Sorkin), should begin production in 2015. Waterston joins Michael Fassbender, who's playing Jobs; Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak; and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld. Sadly, no sign of Sportello here — yet. »

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Katherine Waterston Joins Steve Jobs Biopic Opposite Michael Fassbender

23 December 2014 3:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal has tapped “Inherent Vice” actress Katherine Waterston to play Steve Jobs’ first wife Chrisann Brennan in Universal’s “Jobs,” opposite Michael Fassbender.

Seth Rogen is on board to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Danny Boyle will direct from Aaron Sorkin’s script, based on Walter Isaacson’s biography.

Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady are producing.

Universal picked up “Jobs” out of turnaround last month after Sony let it go.

Waterston portrayed a key role as Shasta Fay Hepworth in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice.” She is repped by UTA and Silver Lining Entertainment.

The news was first reported by Deadline.com.

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Katherine Waterston cast in Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs biopic: report

23 December 2014 2:44 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Katherine Waterston has been cast in the Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs biopic, according to reports. According to Deadline, the Inherent Vice actress has been offered the role of Chrisann, Jobs' first wife, who shared a sometimes acrimonious relationship with Jobs. Michael Fassbender is in talks to play Jobs while Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak. The project, which was written by Aaron Sorkin, is based on the Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson, and was originally set up at Sony before Universal picked it up. Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady are producing. The untitled film is set to film sometime next year. »

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Katherine Waterston Lands Lead in Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs Film

23 December 2014 2:25 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Casting continues on director Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie.  Michael Fassbender is set to play the Apple innovator in the Aaron Sorkin-scripted biopic, with Seth Rogen onboard as Steve Wozniak and Michael Stuhlbarg poised to fill the role of Andy Hertzfeld, the computer scientist and inventor who was part of the original Apple development team.  A few days ago we learned that Kate Winslet had entered negotiations to join the film, and now word comes that Inherent Vice standout Katherine Waterston has landed the lead role of Chrisaan, the mother of Jobs’ first child.  More after the jump. Aaron Sorkin’s script for the untitled Steve Jobs movie is a unique take on the biopic genre in that it is comprised of only three scenes, each set around the launch of three different Apple products: the Mac, the NeXT, and the iPod.  Deadline reports that Waterson will be »

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Katherine Waterston cast as female lead in Steve Jobs film

23 December 2014 2:23 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Katherine Waterston has been cast in the upcoming Steve Jobs film.

Waterston will play the female lead Chrisann, Jobs' long-term girlfriend and mother of his first child, reports Deadline.

Waterston has appeared in projects such as Boardwalk Empire, Inherent Vice and Robot & Frank.

Michael Fassbender will star as Jobs in the Danny Boyle-directed film, while Aaron Sorkin is behind the script.

Seth Rogen plays Steve Wozniak, and Michael Stuhlbarg is set to play Andy Hertzfeld.

The film was dropped by Sony Pictures in late November, but was picked up days later by Universal Pictures.

The film will start production next year. »

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'Steve Jobs' Biopic Casts Katherine Waterston in Key Role

23 December 2014 2:01 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a few days after actress Kate Winslet signed on for the female lead in Universal's Steve Jobs biopic, Inherent Vice breakout star Katherine Waterston has been offered another lead role. If she signs on, the actress will play Chrisann, the high school girlfriend and first wife of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who will be portrayed by Michael Fassbender. It isn't quite clear if the actress has entered negotiations quite yet, or if she has just been offered the role.

Seth Rogen co-stars as the other Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, with Michael Stuhlbarg playing Andy Hertzfeld, a computer scientist/inventor who helped develop the Macintosh Operating System with the original Apple team. Herzfeld worked with Steve Jobs until he left for Google in 2005. It isn't clear how many more key roles are needed to be filled, but screenwriter Aaron Sorkin revealed last month that Steve Jobs' daughter Lisa will »

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Inherent Vice Star Katherine Waterston Lands Key Role In Steve Jobs Movie

23 December 2014 2:00 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Steve Jobs movie, which recently shifted from Sony Pictures to Universal Pictures, is in the final stages of locking down its leading cast. The as-yet untitled picture is set to lens early next year, with Danny Boyle directing from a script penned by Aaron Sorkin. To ensure the shooting schedule stays on track, the casting process is moving forward with the addition of Inherent Vice star, Katherine Waterston.

As reported by Deadline, the actress will be commandeering the key role of Jobs’ long-term girlfriend, Chrisann. In the 2013 Ashton Kutcher-led Jobs movie, the small role was played by Ahna O’Reilly. Something to bear in mind however; this isn’t the same part offered to – and turned down by – Natalie Portman. That character, Apple’s head of marketing Joanna Hoffman, is still up for grabs, with Kate Winslet now in consideration for the part.

Looking at the status of the flick, »

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'Inherent Vice' Star Katherine Waterston Lands Role in 'Jobs' Biopic

23 December 2014 1:17 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The developing Steve Jobs biopic that moved from Sony Pictures to Universal Pictures is still trying to finalize a cast before going in front of cameras for director Danny Boyle. Michael Fassbender is playing Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen will be his right hand man Steve Wozniak, and now Deadline reports Inherent Vice star Katherine Waterston has landed a pivotal female role as Chrisann, the first wife of Steve Jobs. This isn't the same role that Natalie Portman passed on, but Kate Winslet has been mentioned to be in the running to take the role, though a deal hasn't been solidified. This is shaping up to be a great cast. Read on! Winslet's role would be that of Joanna Hoffman, head of marketing for the Mac team. Previously said to be circling a role is screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" star Jeff Daniels as John Sculley was the CEO of Apple. »

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Katherine Waterston joins ‘Jobs’ as Apple founder’s wife

23 December 2014 11:58 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs film Jobs has gotten more updates than a version of iOS. Now Deadline is reporting that Katherine Waterston, the lead actress in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, has joined the film as Chrisann, Jobs’s first wife.

Early this week, there were numerous reports that Kate Winslet was in early talks to join the film alongside star Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak. But just like Natalie Portman’s role before, she too seems to have been scuttled.

Of course, any casting news about this film has to be taken with a grain of salt, as it was only a matter of days before Christian Bale was cast and then dropped out. And of course Danny Boyle was not the first director on Aaron Sorkin’s project, with David Fincher being the first to go. Even Sony and Scott Rudin dropped the »

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The Cursed Steve Jobs Movie Might Add This Oscar Winner

22 December 2014 7:56 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

After some repeated setbacks in the attempts to find an actor to play the lead role, the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic is seemingly now on a casting role. We've been hearing a number of updates about the project recently, and now word has come down that the movie has targeted and is close to signing its female lead. Variety has gotten word that Kate Winslet is now in negotiations to join the Aaron Sorkin-scripted drama, though the trade doesn't really specify who she will be playing (simply identifying her as the "female lead"). Previous reports have suggested that it's Steve Jobs' daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, who will be at the center of the movie, but having Winslet play that role doesn't make a ton of sense. After all, Winslet is actually two years older than the actor who would be playing her father, Michael Fassbender. It seems much »

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Sony.s Controversial Steve Jobs Biopic Now Circling This Oscar Winner

22 December 2014 7:56 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

After some repeated setbacks in the attempts to find an actor to play the lead role, the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic is seemingly now on a casting role. We've been hearing a number of updates about the project recently, and now word has come down that the movie has targeted and is close to signing its female lead. Variety has gotten word that Kate Winslet is now in negotiations to join the Aaron Sorkin-scripted drama, though the trade doesn't really specify who she will be playing (simply identifying her as the "female lead"). Previous reports have suggested that it's Steve Jobs' daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, who will be at the center of the movie, but having Winslet play that role doesn't make a ton of sense. After all, Winslet is actually two years older than the actor who would be playing her father, Michael Fassbender. It seems much »

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Kate Winslet to Join Steve Jobs Film

22 December 2014 8:14 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

According to Variety, Kate Winslet is in negotiations to take on the lead female role in Universal Picture’s Steve Jobs biopic. She will join Michael Fassbender, who is set to play Jobs, and Seth Rogen, who is on board to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Jeff Daniels is also looking to join the project as former Apple President John Scully.

Danny Boyle is directing the film from a script written by Aaron Sorkin. The movie was originally set up at Sony Pictures, but they just couldn’t seem to get it together, so they kind of just gave up on it and let Universal Pictures take it.

There’s no word on who Winslet will play in the movie, but it’s probably the same role that Natalie Portman was up for before she dropped out. If that’s the case, Winslet could be playing Jobs’ daughter, but that’s not confirmed. »

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Daily | In the Works | Kaufman, Fincher, Hosoda

22 December 2014 7:49 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The team behind Charlie Kaufman's first animated feature, Anomalisa, has announced that principle photography is now complete. David Fincher's currently working on three projects for HBO and one of them is being written by James Ellroy. George Clooney's returning to television with a comedy about Hollywood in the 1990s. Ava DuVernay (Selma) will direct a series that explores "the black experience in America." Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic is still on; so, too, are his adaptations of The Politician (about John Edwards), Molly Bloom's Molly’s Game and Moneyball author Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys. And we have news of more projects in the works. » - David Hudson »

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Winslet In Talks To Join Fassbender in Boyle's 'Jobs'

22 December 2014 7:42 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

After sputtering its way through development hell, the Aaron Sorkin-penned film, Jobs, continues to show signs of forward momentum. Despite directors and actors like David Fincher and Christian Bale walking away from it, the film lives. Even Sony dropping the film from its slate didn't kill this thing. Now with a new lease on life over at Universal pictures, with Danny Boyle at the helm, and with Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen set to star in it, comes news of the film potentially finding its female lead. Last month, it was Natalie Portman who was said to be in talks for the part, but those talks fizzled. 

According to Variety, the new actress that's being pursued is Kate Winslet. This would be another high-profile "get" for the production, as Winslet has been nominated for 6 Academy Awards- with a win for Best Actress for her work in The Reader. It's »

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Kate Winslet in talks for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic

22 December 2014 4:47 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kate Winslet has entered negotiations for Universal Pictures' Steve Jobs biopic.

The actress is in line to join Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen in the Danny Boyle-directed movie, reports Variety.

Winslet will take the female lead, which was previously expected to go to Natalie Portman.

Jeff Daniels is also reported to be in talks for the role of former Apple president John Scully.

Aaron Sorkin is writing the script.

Winslet will next be seen in Insurgent and Triple Nine. »

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4 Things Movies Taught Us In 2014

21 December 2014 7:20 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

On the face of it, 2014 has been a rather strange year for film, a step down from an annum of classics and simultaneously a slalom into the realms of adventure and discord. It is rather significant that now, more than halfway through December, most talk has turned to trailers and announced releases for next year, the long-term planning of industry giants and the hunt for the next super-franchise. It is simply continuing the trend; of the twenty highest grossing films of 2014 (so far), an eye-watering seventeen are sequels, adaptations (of source material or franchise brand), reworks, reboots or otherwise unoriginal content. Of the three left over, two were unheralded comedies. 2015 promises more of the same, with the arrival of Jurassic World, Terminator Genisys (sic), Mad Max: Fury Road as well as Avengers 2, The Hunger Games 4, Fast and Furious 7, Taken 3 and a Fantastic Four reboot. Oh yeah, and Fifty Shades of Sh Grey… »

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Kate Winslet eyed for female lead in Steve Jobs biopic

20 December 2014 8:48 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oscar winning actress Kate Winslet is said to be the frontrunner for the female lead in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, according to Variety. Originally Natalie Portman had been approached for the role but negotiations have fallen through.

The film is based on the Walter Isaacson-penned biography about the apple founder Steve Jobs. The film has had some issues over the past few weeks with both Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale dropping out, as well as original director David Fincher leaving the project. Sony was originally funding before letting it go, allowing Universal to pick up the project.

The film currently has no official release date, and is being directed by Danny Boyle with a script from Aaron Sorkin. Kate Winslet is set to join a cast that includes Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs with Seth Rogan as Steve Wozniak and Jeff Daniels as John Scully.

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