Seth Rogen is Woz

By Jordan Kushins on at

Variety is reporting that Seth Rogen has got the part as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Jobs, the upcoming Danny Boyle-directed take on the Apple icon. Christian Bale had already been cast in the title role, and this new addition...well, it's surprising, but kind of great.

The British Slumdog Millionaire28 Days Later and Trainspotting director will have an Aaron "West Wing/Social Network" Sorkin script to contend with – which explains why at one point this was going to be a David Fincher affair. It also sounds like the whole film will offer a somewhat unconventional approach to the life of this tech icon.

Sorkin told Business Insider earlier this year: "It's not a biopic." Okay! So, that already sets it apart from the Ashton Kutcher joint. But also: "It's not the story of Steve Jobs – it's something much different than that."

It's been rumoured that the whole film will be three loooooong backstage scenes set right before big product launches, so maybe that means an epic walk-and-talk sequence that spans the full film?

I know some may have had their heart set on Jonah Hill for Woz, but we're down with Rogen. Woz, we know you're out there: what say you? [Variety]

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