A week after Christian Bale was officially cast as Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic regarding the late Apple CEO, we now know who will be playing Steve Wozniak. According to Variety, that will be Seth Rogen.
The comedy actor, who last appeared in “Neighbors,” is well known for his roles in other films like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up.”
As you probably know, Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer with Jobs and was a major influence on the company in its early days.
The film is based on Walter Isaacson’s biography “Jobs.” The yet-to-be-titled film was written by Aaron Sorkin, who won an Academy Award for another tech-inspired film, “The Social Network.”
Danny Boyle is set to direct the picture.
Sorkin has previously stated that the film will be divided into three, 30-minutes scenes. Each will take place behind-the-scenes before a major product launch – the original Mac, the NeXT cube, and the iPod.
I think Rogen’s casting as Wozniak is a great choice. Hopefully the film, whenever it hits theaters, will live up to its billing. Principal photography is set to commence in a few months.
For other news today, see: Video ads begin to appear on Instagram from major brands like Disney and Activision, Apple will once again allow calculator widgets in the iOS 8 Notification Center, and Mindsense announces a Mail Pilot 2 beta testing program.