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'Steve Jobs' Biopic Eyes Jeff Daniels

9 December 2014 10:55 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Newsroom star Jeff Daniels may reunite with series creator and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin on Universal's Steve Jobs, with the actor being eyed to play former Apple CEO John Sculley. The actor doesn't have an official offer at this time, but one is expected to be issued soon. The Wrap reports that the actor is director Danny Boyle's top choice for the role.

John Sculley served as Apple's CEO from 1983 to 1993, and was among those in Steve Jobs' "inner circle" who met with Aaron Sorkin while he was writing the script. The story is adapted from Walter Isaacson's biography, taking place backstage before three major Apple product launches, the Mac, Apple NExT and the iPod. Matthew Modine portrayed John Sculley in the 2013 biopic Jobs.

Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen have finalized their deals to play Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, with the filmmakers now seeking »

- MovieWeb

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Natalie Portman To Join Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs Biopic?

26 November 2014 11:59 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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

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Is 'Steve Jobs' About To Land Another Big Star?

26 November 2014 11:14 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

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

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The Steve Jobs Biopic Is Back On, But With This Major Change

25 November 2014 6:07 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When Apple co-founder and renowned innovator Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, the world mourned. Shortly thereafter, he was remembered in the biopic Jobs, with Ashton Kutcher in the title role. But a sexier take on this complicated genius is coming with Michael Fassbender, and a new move just happened. Just days after Sony dropped the untitled Steve Jobs biopic that boasts an Aaron Sorkin screenplay, THR reports Universal has picked it up from Sony's turnaround. Danny Boyle is still on board to direct the film, and now Michael Fassbender is no longer being eyed for the lead, but is officially attached to star. There's no word yet on when the Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic will shoot. But that decision could lie almost entirely with Michael Fassbender. After all, the international A-lister is incredibly in demand. And on top of that, Fassbender is juggling several franchises . He's recently wrapped »

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Steve Jobs Movie Picked Up by Universal

24 November 2014 7:14 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Studios has picked up the Steve Jobs movie project, less than a week after Sony put the high-profile feature into turnaround.

Producers recently set Michael Fassbender to star as the late Apple mogul after Christian Bale dropped out. Seth Rogen is also in talks to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Based on Walter Isaacson’s biography “Steve Jobs,” the real-life drama is directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle and adapted by Aaron Sorkin. Scott Rudin is producing “Jobs” alongside Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady.

Universal was widely expected to take over the project.

Sony decided to abandon the tech drama on Nov. 19. The studio, which acquired rights to Isaacson’s book shortly after the mogul’s death in 2011, has not explained why it pulled out.

Sorkin has publicly said the movie would be divided into three long scenes, each before one of Apple’s notorious product launches, and that Jobs »

- Dave McNary

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Josh Gad Mourns Death of Mike Nichols, Bill Cosby's Tarnished Legacy

21 November 2014 3:03 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

This week marked the end of an era. Celebrated director Mike Nichols, who is one of the few stars to boast an Egot (winning Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards), passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 19, and Bill Cosby, one of the most beloved television personalities and comedians, finds his legacy tarnished, perhaps forever, after years of widespread allegations of sexual abuse have resurfaced. Actor Josh Gad, who voiced Olaf in Frozen and played Steve Wozniak in Jobs, reflected on the legacies of the two men in [...] »

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Let’s Just Leave That Sony-Dumped Steve Jobs Project in the Big Screen Recycling Bin

20 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

On the surface, the news is strange: an Aaron Sorkin-penned script — an ambitious one, to boot! — about one of the modern world’s great visionaries just can’t get made. But upon closer examination, it seems clear that Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic was never going to pan out. With the news (via Variety) that Sony has effectively tossed their long-gestating project into a teensy, tiny trash can somewhere (perhaps someone just slid their mouse over an icon, clicked, held, and moved?), it seems as if this feature may never come to fruition. News that Universal may pick up the feature is initially heartening, but we’ve got a better idea: just don’t make it. Or, perhaps more accurately — and yes, far less salaciously — just don’t make it as is. We’ve previously covered the film’s long and winding road to the big screen, and you can refresh yourself with that right here »

- Kate Erbland

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Sony Drops Out of Steve Jobs Movie from Aaron Sorkin

19 November 2014 7:04 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures has surprisingly ditched its Steve Jobs project, putting the high-profile feature into turnaround.

The studio had no comment on the story.

An informed source said that Universal was likely to make a deal for the biopic.

In recent weeks, producers had set Michael Fassbender to star as the late Apple mogul after Christian Bale dropped out. Seth Rogen is also in talks to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Based on Walter Isaacson’s biography “Steve Jobs,” the real-life drama is directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle and adapted by Aaron Sorkin. Scott Rudin is producing “Jobs” alongside Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady.

It’s unclear why Sony decided to abandon the tech drama. The studio acquired rights to shortly after the mogul’s death in 2011.

Sorkin has publicly said the movie would be divided into three long scenes, each before one of Apple’s notorious product launches, and that »

- Dave McNary

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J.K. Simmons Receives Big Honor from Palm Springs International Film Festival

18 November 2014 8:39 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

He has been Spidey's boss, a mean prisoner in "Oz," Juno's daddy, and lately, Farmer's Insurance spokesperson, but now, J.K. Simmons is going to be a Palm Springs International Film Festival awardee.

The actor is currently making waves for his brilliant performance in "Whiplash," just in time for the Academy Awards season. Simmons will be joining previously announced winners, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore.

Here's the complete press release:

Palm Springs, CA (November 18, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present J.K. Simmons with the Spotlight Award, Actor at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne. 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.

.Throughout his career J.K. Simmons had played a wide range of »

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Now it's Michael Fassbender set to play Steve Jobs

4 November 2014 10:43 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Christian Bale is out, but Michael Fassbender might be in, as the Steve Jobs biopic continues the search for its leading man.

By the time the Steve Jobs biopic movie finally makes it to cinemas, it'll come with no shortage of talk about who wasn't, ultimately, involved as much as who was.

The original plan was that Jobs, based on the biography by Walter Isaacson, would be directed by David Fincher, from a script by Aaron Sorkin. The duo at the heart of The Social Network, then. Fincher ultimately passed, although Sorkin's screenplay remains in place.

Leonardo DiCaprio, for some time, was linked with playing Steve Jobs in the movie, but he eventually passed on the film before negotiations had begun. Then, just over a week ago, it was revealed that Christian Bale was now in pole position for the part. Bale, however, has also declined, again before negotiations could start. »

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Who will play Steve Jobs? Christian Bale turns down role of Apple co-founder

3 November 2014 2:28 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sorry, Aaron Sorkin: Christian Bale won't be playing Steve Jobs after all. Less than two weeks after the "Newsroom" creator indicated to Bloomberg that Bale was on board to play the Apple co-founder in the biopic he wrote for director Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire"), Variety is reporting that the Oscar winner has turned down the high-profile role after engaging in early talks with Boyle about the part. "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale," said Sorkin in the Bloomberg interview. "He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined. ...There isn’t a scene or frame that he’s not in, and there’s a tremendous amount of language. So it’s an extremely difficult part and he’s going to crush it." Bale is actually the second actor to »

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Seth Rogen Will Play Steve Wozniak in Jobs

30 October 2014 2:01 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Everything's coming up Steves for Danny Boyle's Jobs: Last week the Steve Jobs biopic got its Jobs and now it has its Wozniak, as Seth Rogen has signed on to play the affable Apple co-founder in the film. Rogen is following in the footsteps of Josh Gad, who played Wozniak in 2013's Jobs (that was the Ashton Kutcher one); that year, Gad told Vulture he saw the role as "Steve Jobs's conscience." Jobs will likely pay Rogen in hope and cash. »

- Nate Jones

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Seth Rogen may play Steve Wozniak in the Boyle/Sorkin Steve Jobs movie

30 October 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

While some people had nice things to say about Ashton Kutcher's work as Steve Jobs in "Jobs," I thought it was a terrible fit between actor and material, and the film itself was so poorly made that I had a hard time taking any of it seriously. I did like Josh Gad's approach to playing Steve Wozniak, though, and I think that's just a testament to Gad's innate likability onscreen. Part of my problem with that film is the way it seems to treat product launches as the biggest moments in Jobs' life, and while I certainly understand that he masterfully cultivated the nearly-religious fervor that people have for Apple technology, it just felt tone-deaf they way they handled it in that film. Normally, I'd ask why someone's bothering to make another movie about Jobs so soon after that one was in theaters, but I'm pretty sure I know the answer. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Seth Rogen to play Steve Wozniak in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic?

30 October 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Seth Rogen is reportedly in consideration to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in director Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic.

Jobs is being adapted from Walter Isaacson's biography by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin, and will star Christian Bale as the technology pioneer.

Industry sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that Rogen has emerged as the leading candidate to play Jobs's early collaborator, although no deal has been reached.

This would be a rare dramatic role for Rogen, who is best known for starring in comedies like This Is the End, Neighbors (Bad Neighbours in the UK) and Pineapple Express.

His next film The Interview - which is slated to open at Christmas - is a comedic take on a North Korean assassination plot.

Wozniak was previously played on the big screen by Josh Gad in a critically-panned 2013 film.

Bale joined this new Steve Jobs biopic after Leonardo DiCaprio »

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Seth Rogen And Jessica Chastain Wanted For Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs Biopic

30 October 2014 1:27 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Danny Boyle’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic is picking up steam over at Sony, as the project continues to attract a wealth of big-buck talent. Just recently Christian Bale was confirmed to be tackling the role of the Apple founder himself after Leonardo DiCaprio left to pursue other interests. Now, The Wrap reports that two new stars are apparently circling the movie; Seth Rogen and Jessica Chastain.

Rogen is being sought for the role of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who was portrayed in the frankly awful 2013 version by Josh Gad. The team-up of Bale and Rogen may strike some as odd – but then again, the most unorthodox pairings often lead to crackling performances. As The Wrap points out, and I have to agree; Jonah Hill and DiCaprio in The Wolf Of Wall Street were an “odd couple” who rose to the challenge and brought out a semblance of humanity in the other. »

- Gem Seddon

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Jessica Chastain And Seth Rogen Eyed From Roles In Danny Boyle's 'Jobs' With Christian Bale

30 October 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you're going to star in an Aaron Sorkin written movie, you're going to have to love walking and talking. And talking. And then talking some more. With the screenwriter boasting that his upcoming "Jobs" has "more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined,” cast members will be challenged. But Christian Bale is up for it, taking the lead role of Steve Jobs, and now some more names are in the mix. The Wrap reports that Seth Rogen and Jessica Chastain are being eyed for the movie. The former is under consideration to play Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, who was portrayed by Josh Gad in that other movie about Steve Jobs that we won't talk about. As for Chastain, no word yet on what her potential role. But we have no argument if either comes onboard, but we have to say, Bale and »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Seth Rogen and Jessica Chastain eyed for roles in Danny Boyle's Jobs

30 October 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

With Christian Bale in place in the title role, Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic, apparently titled Jobs just like the Ashton Kutcher film from 2013, is looking to fill out the supporting vast with some recognizable faces. While Variety reports that Seth Rogen has officially joined the cast as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, The Wrap says that Jessica Chastain is being pursued for an undisclosed role in the film. Wozniak was previously played by Josh Gad in the 2013 take on Steve Jobs' life. »

- Alex Maidy

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Aaron Sorkin Confirms Christian Bale to Talk a Lot in Steve Jobs Biopic

23 October 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Just over a week ago, we learned that Christian Bale was again in the running to play Steve Jobs in the new biopic about the Apple founder and technology innovator. Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) is directing the film with a script from Aaron Sorkin, and it's the acclaimed writer who confirms that Bale will indeed take the starring role in the film that is currently titled Jobs (though that might change since the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher had the same title). In addition, Sorkin has more to say about the film, unsurprisingly noting that he's given Bale a lot to say as Jobs. More below! Speaking with Bloomberg Television, Sorkin said, "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale. He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting." And apparently that was good enough to give Bale the role, »

- Ethan Anderton

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It's Official: Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs in a New Biopic

23 October 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Last week, word surfaced that Christian Bale was in talks to play Steve Jobs, and now, he's been confirmed for the role. Bale will portray the late Apple cofounder in an upcoming movie based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography, Steve Jobs. "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range, and that's Chris Bale," said screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. "He didn't have to audition." This project has been tossed around quite a bit, with names like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, and Leonardo DiCaprio attached at various points. While David Fincher was once on board to direct, Danny Boyle is now at the helm. What do you think - can you see Bale as Jobs? Perhaps more so than Ashton Kutcher? »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Aaron Sorkin Confirms Christian Bale For Steve Jobs Pic, Says He'll Have More Dialogue Than “3 Movies Combined'

23 October 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Last we heard, Christian Bale was in talks for the Steve Jobs biopic directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin. The notion of that trio alone hopefully washes away the memory of “Jobs” starring Ashton Kutcher. It now appears that Bale has signed-on the dotted line; Sorkin confirmed the actor’s participation during a recent interview with Bloomberg Television’s Emily Chang on a coming edition of “Studio 1.0.” “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range, and that’s Chris Bale,” Sorkin said, making an NFL draft reference that's mostly lost on movie nerds. “He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.” It's pretty rare for an A-lister like Bale to audition for anything, particularly since he has an Oscar in hand, but we suppose there are exceptions. Apparently the rapid-fire Sorkin-ese mile-a minute dialogue will go into overdrive for this film. »

- Edward Davis

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