UPDATE: 11/3/14– We previously reported that Seth Rogen was cast as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Danny Boyle’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. Rogen is only in negotiations to play the role. Since our original post, Christian Bale has dropped out of the film feeling he is not the right actor for the part.
Seth Rogen has joined Danny Boyle’s untitled Steve Jobs biopic. Rogen will play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Wozniak, with Ronald Wayne, founded Apple with Jobs in the 70s. He left the company in 1987. Christian Bale was recently confirmed to play Jobs in the film. The Social Network’s Aaron Sorkin wrote the script based off of the best-selling biography Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Sorkin has said the film will comprise of three long scenes taking place backstage before Apple’s famous product launches.
This is not Hollywood’s first crack at telling the story of the man who revolutionized the way we communicate. Jobs released in 2013 with Ashton Kutcher playing the bitter technological revolutionary. Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad played Wozniak. Jobs disappointed at the box office grossing only $16 million. Rogen may get to show off his comedic chops as the pudgier tech wizard, but he may also have the opportunity to attempt a bit more of a dramatic acting role. Until then, you’ll get to see him later this year in The Interview with buddy James Franco and next year in several films.