Lead Female Role in Jobs Biopic May be Played by Kate Winslet
According to a report from Variety, actress Kate Winslet is currently in talks to play the lead female role in the Jobs biopic.
It is still unclear what role Winslet will play, but some possibilities include Steve Jobs’ daughter Lisa Brennan or Apple’s former PR lead Katie Cotton. Winslet is most famous for her rolls in movies like Titanic, Divergent, and Finding Neverland.
The report notes that Jeff Daniels is still being considered for the role of former Apple president John Sculley. Currently, Michael Fassbender will play the role of Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen will play the role of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
The Jobs biopic, which is now owned by Universal Pictures, is based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs. The movie will be divided into three main parts, each of which take place backstage before an iconic product announcement. The first part will cover the introduction of the Macintosh, which Jobs famously debuted at an event on January 24, 1984. The second part of the movie is said to cover the period in time when Jobs left Apple and started NeXT.
The third part will cover the introduction of the original iPod, which was introduced by Jobs in 2001. The original iPod became the number one selling personal music player and along with the introduction of iTunes helped revolutionize the music industry.