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.
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.