Michael Fassbender will play Steve Jobs in new biopic about the Apple co-founder. The news comes after some turbulent time for the Danny Boyle-directed movie, which previously had cast Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale in the title role.
Germany-born Michael, who was raised in Ireland, stars alongside Kate Winslet, Seth Rogan and Jeff Daniels in the film; which also saw its original director David Fincher replaced by Manchester-born Danny – the man behind Slumdog Millionaire.
Over three years after Sony acquired the rights to make a movie out of Walter Isaacson’s biography Steve Jobs, filming for the silver screen production has finally begun in San Francisco.
Shooting for the film, which is expected to continue until April, has also taken place at Steve’s childhood home in Los Altos, California.
The film’s plot is said to be structured in three parts, with focus on his friendship with fellow Apple founder Steve Wozniak, and the final scene depicting the unveiling of the first iMac in 1998.
Drama first surround the film when Gone Girl and Fight Club director David quit the project in April 2014 following a pay dispute with Sony.
Leonardo then dropped out of the movie and was replaced by Batman star Christian in October.
Just a month later, however, Christian also left the film with the Hollywood Reporter saying the actor felt he “was not right for the part after much deliberation and conflicting feelings.”
The film’s release in 2016 will come three years after Ashton Kutcher took on the role of computer legend Steve in Joshua Michael Stern’s biopic Jobs.
Ashton showcased the eagerly anticipated movie on the final day of the Sundance Film Festival in January 2013.