Michael Fassbender-Starring Steve Jobs Movie Begins Filming

By Gerald Lynch on at

It's been a torturously rocky road to filming for Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic. But after losing Christian Bale in the lead role and seeing Sony hand over the project to Universal, the cameras have finally began rolling, with Michael Fassbender as the Apple maestro as filming gets underway in San Francisco.

Directed by our very own Danny Boyle, the film will take place over three distinct scenes, each reportedly in real time and taking place ahead of three Apple product launches, culminating in 1998's iMac unveiling.

Joining Fassbender in the film will be Kate Winslet as Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Jeff Daniels as Apple CEO John Sculley, whose leadership saw Jobs forced out of the company in 1985. Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography makes up the backbone of the interpretation of Jobs's life in the film. [Guardian]