Wednesday 20 September 2017

Michael Fassbender flashes back to the '80s for Steve Jobs movie

Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen film scenes for 'Steve Jobs' in Cupertino, California. Fassbender portrays the late Apple cofounder Jobs while Rogen plays his collaborator Steve Wozniak.
Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen film scenes for 'Steve Jobs' in Cupertino, California. Fassbender portrays the late Apple cofounder Jobs while Rogen plays his collaborator Steve Wozniak.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs stands in front of a photo of himself, right, and Steve Wozniak

Elaine McCahill

With floppy hair, dickie- bows and 1980s style, Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen strike a pretty good resemblance to Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

The biopic movie Steve Jobs is finally in production after a turbulent inception.

Not only did the film switch from Sony to Universal, but Danny Boyle took over as director from David Fincher and Fassbender stepped in to play the lead when both Leonardo Di Caprio and later Christian Bale dropped out.

Fassbender (37) will be joined on screen by Kate Winslet, who will play former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, and Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley.

Leaked emails from a hack on Sony Pictures suggested the entire film could be shot in California within a matter of weeks, but that timeline could since have changed.

The script, by West Wing writer Aaron Sorkin, will centre on three product launches including the first Mac, the NeXT cube and the iPod.

While full details of the cast have been revealed, a release date has yet to be announced.

Meanwhile, Slow West, the western thriller starring and produced by Fassbender, was among the winners at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah at the weekend.

Following its world premiere at the festival, it won the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic category.

Directed by John Maclean - who Fassbender previously worked with on short films Man on a Motorcycle and Pitch Black Heist - Slow West tells the story of Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who embarks on a quest across the American frontier to be reunited with the woman he loves.

Fassbender plays his mysterious travelling companion, Silas, and the duo are pursued by an outlaw played by Ben Mendelsohn.

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