Seth Rogen to Play Apple Co-Founder Wozniak in Steve Jobs Biopic

Seth Rogen Play Apple Co-Founder Wozniak
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Seth Rogen has been set to star as Steve Wozniak opposite Christian Bale in Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic, sources confirm.

Variety reported on Oct. 15 that Bale was in talks to star in “Jobs,” Sony’s biopic about the late Apple co-founder. Writer Aaron Sorkin recently confirmed the Bale casting.

Jessica Chastain is being eyed for an unspecified role.

Based on Walter Isaacson’s biography “Steve Jobs,” the real-life drama is directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle.

Scott Rudin is producing the tech drama along with Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady.

Sorkin, who also penned the Facebook drama “The Social Network,” has publicly said the movie will be divided into three long scenes, each taking place backstage before one of Apple’s famous product launches.

Sony acquired rights following the Apple mogul’s death in 2011.

Wozniak founded Apple with Jobs and Ronald Wayne and is credited with launching the Apple I and Apple II computers in the late 1970s, which had a profound impact on the microcomputer revolution. He left Apple as a full-time employee in 1987.

Last year’s independently financed “Jobs” starred Ashton Kutcher as Jobs and Josh Gad as Wozniak and covered the era from 1974 to 2001 when the iPod launched. Worldwide box office was modest at $36 million.

Rogen starred this year in Universal’s “Neighbors” and will be seen next with James Franco in Sony’s “The Interview.”

He is represented by UTA, Principal Entertainment LA and attorney Fred Toczek.


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  1. Vera Hamilton says:

    Hopefully this movie won’t gloss over the fact that Jobs, while brilliant, was a narcissistic dick that treated everyone like crap and ‘borrowed’ most of his ‘innovations’ from other people.

  2. Alfred says:

    I don’t think they look anything alike.

  3. Tuomas Linnake says:

    I didn’t know the film had a title already. And if it did I doubt it would be the same as in the previous Jobs movie.

  4. Jeff says:

    He doesn’t have WOZ’s sense of humor.

  5. L says:

    At this point I’m hoping Bale drops out.

  6. Steve Jobs 2? where’s the exxon movie? even fifa has one.

  7. Platz says:

    Why do we need another movie about Steve Jobs?

  8. Nick says:

    It’s significant that Sony is producing this biopic. It’ll be a tribute to the the founders of Sony and Apple, Akio Morita and Steve Jobs, respectively. They were good friends from the time Jobs first visited Sony in Japan in the early 1980s until Akio Morita’s death in 1997.
    The two shared a kinship: As biographer Christopher Dixon puts it, “Akio ran Sony based on his intuitions. For example, he ignored focus groups that hated the Walkman, saying: ‘We don’t ask consumers what they want. They don’t know. Instead we apply our brain power to what they need, and will want, and make sure we’re there, ready’ ”
    Sounds a bit arrogant–telling customers what they want before they want it–but this sounds a lot like Steve Jobs. And both were very successful with this approach. Akio Morita had a
    long run of hits: the transistor radio, transistor TV, Walkman, compact disc player, and camcorder–and Jobs had his own hits–the Mac computer,iPod, iPhone, and iPad. I really hope they cast George Takei in the role of Morita. Easy-going and energetic, Takei would portray a younger Morita pretty well.

  9. smist08 says:

    Perhaps they should have just got Woz to play himself!

  10. Alex says:

    This article reminds me of how great the 1980s was… as opposed to now.

    Seth Rogan couldn’t of even had made it as Chunk on the Goonies. He doesn’t have the charm that guy had. :)

    Also, we had no Ebola virus, too.

  11. LOL says:

    Christian Bale can’t act. He just tries hard.

  12. J S Timm says:

    Seth Rogen is so annoying – wow, what a great way to ruin what could be a great film

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