‘Jobs’: Kate Winslet Eyed for Female Lead (EXCLUSIVE)

'Jobs': Kate Winslet Eyed for Female
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Kate Winslet is in negotiations for the female lead in Universal’s “Jobs,” the biopic of the late Steve Jobs.

Michael Fassbender is set to play Jobs, while Seth Rogen is on board to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Danny Boyle will direct.

Aaron Sorkin penned the script with Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady producing.

The pic is based on the Walter Isaacson biography and was originally set up at Sony before Universal picked it up out of turnaround when Sony let it go.

Jeff Daniels is also circling the role of former Apple president John Scully, though no offer is in place.

Given the pedigree of the pic, it’s no surprise Winslet was drawn to the role. She’s  already garnered six Oscar nominations and one win for best actress for her performance in “The Reader.”

She can be seen next reprising her role as Jeanine in “Insurgent” and also has “Triple Nine” bowing for Open Road. She is repped by CAA and United Agents.

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  1. Dave says:

    It’s called divergent not insurgent. Kate winslet plays Jennie Mathews. Better change it b4 Hollywood begins griping about it

  2. mosai says:

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  3. V.C. says:

    Can somebody explain why this movie is even remotely interesting? I mean, there’s already 2 Steve Jobs movies released, of which, both had bombed.
    I see this as the only reason why people are dropping out. Sure, Sorkin at the writing helm might bring something of a more in depth storyline, but I’m already TIRED of hearing about this, & they haven’t even started filming yet. I highly doubt this movie would gain anything more than “maybe” a nomination, probably for writing, but there isn’t anything even worth this charade, even with a great cast.
    Nothing more than another bland Social Network.

  4. JK1193 says:

    Speaking of which, I’m shocked that Rogan is still onboard, given the current state of things. But the pairing of Winslet with Fassbender is very exciting.

  5. Vanessa says:

    @Joe: I don’t think it says anything about the material per say, but rather the relationships and negotiations between the people involved. Plus you have to consider that Sony was still on board when most of those people were in negotiations, and we all know how messy that was considering the hacked emails. But now that Universal is taking over, it’s a fresh new start I guess.

    • Joe says:

      Natalie Portman however, rejected when Sony was no longer in charge. Which is funny, because it’s the third time she’s about to make a movie with Michael Fassbender and ends up not happening (Macbeth, and Jane Got a Gun).

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    przykład Urząd Skarbowy Piotrków Trybunalski są tylko
    ludźmi, a co za tym idzie, pomyłki się im bardzo
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  7. Joe says:

    With so many big names dropping out of this project (David Fincher, Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio and Natalie Portman), you can’t help but wonder what’s wrong with it. Besides, why do we need another Steve Jobs movie when Noah Wyle nailed the part perfectly in Pirates of Silicon Valley?

    • dre says:

      to answer your question. yes we do need another Jobs movie. the other two that exist are terrible. we need one that defines who this man was. This is that movie

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