Steve Jobs biopic finally begins filming with Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen and Kate Winslet

After months of casting shake-ups, Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle's film finally has its stars

Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic has had a turbulent start. Gone Girl director David Fincher, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale all quit the movie, and Sony Pictures also dropped out.

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But now filming is well and truly underway in California, with Slumdog Millionaire’s Danny Boyle directing Sorkin’s words – and most crucially the movie finally has its stars: Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen and Kate Winslet.

Universal Pictures has confirmed that Fassbender will play the Apple co-founder, while Rogen is Jobs’ earlier collaborator Steve Wozniak and Winslet will take the role of Macintosh marketing expert Joanna Hoffman.

Steve Jobs will also feature Jeff Daniels as ex-Apple CEO John Sculley, Inherent Vice’s Katherine Waterston as Jobs’s former partner Chrisann Brennan, and Michael Stuhlbarg as early Mac developer Andy Hertzfeld.

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The film focuses on the life of the Apple maverick who died of cancer on 5th October 2011. Boyle’s will be hoping it proves more popular than the first biopic: the critically-panned Jobs, which was released in 2013 with Ashton Kutcher as the Apple founder and Josh Gad as Wozniak.