Universal Studios Picks Up Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Movie, Michael Fassbender to Star

Just under a week after Sony Pictures dropped the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs movie, Universal Studios has picked it up, according to The Wrap. X-Men: First Class star Michael Fassbender is also now attached to star as Jobs.

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Universal Pictures has picked up the Steve Jobs biopic less than a week after it was dropped by Sony, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

Sony suddenly dropped the film last Wednesday after it had developed it for two years. One report indicated the studio dropped the movie because of the shooting schedule. Director Danny Boyle wanted to start shooting in January 2015, when Fassbender would be available to shoot. Sony, however, wanted to shoot a little later, which would have clashed with Fassbender's schedule as he was set to shoot X-Men: Apocalypse.

Earlier this month, Christian Bale dropped out of the film despite Sorkin confirming his involvement. Fassbender stepped into the role shortly afterward and actors Jessica Chastain and Seth Rogen have recently emerged as potential cast members, with Rogen possibly playing Steve Wozniak.

The film is expected to follow Jobs during three stressful, high profile product launches, including NeXT, the debut of the Macintosh in 1984 and the iPod debut in 2001.

Top Rated Comments

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124 months ago
I'd much rather have an actual documentary detailing the history of Steve Jobs' life.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Carlosgomes Avatar
124 months ago
If Steve Jobs was alive he would have never picked Michael Fassbender.
Apple is doomed.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sshambles Avatar
124 months ago
Fassbender will do a great job. Quality actor.

Magneto!







Or should I say - Mac-neto! ;)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
skellener Avatar
124 months ago
They really need to drop Rogen. He's just not an actor. Who has he played? He's played Seth Rogen. I just can't see him as Woz. You know who would be a great Woz? The guy who played Morgan on the series "Chuck", Joshua Gomez (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1382427/). He might have to gain a few, but I think he'd pull off a much better Woz than anything Rogen can deliver. I think he'd have a blast with the role.

Joshua Gomez


Steve Wozniak
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bubba Satori Avatar
124 months ago
Prepare yourself for the overacting hollywood story of a simple man...

How was he simple?
Are you talking about Steve Jobs or Forrest Gump?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bluush Avatar
124 months ago
Can't lie, I was waaaaaay more excited when this was a Fincher/Bale flick.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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