In an interview with the site, writer Aaron Sorkin talks about his doubts, critics and the upcoming movie about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
Leonardo DiCaprio and, more recently, Christian Bale, pulled out, the latter because of the sheer demands of the role: “It’s a 181-page script, about 100 of it is that one character,” says Sorkin. The frontrunner is now believed to be Michael Fassbender. Sorkin, today, can confirm only that an announcement is imminent.
The movie is based on Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs. It will be directed by Danny Boyle and “is not a biopic, not a cradle-to-grave story”, but will feature three acts, each set backstage before three major Apple product announcements.
Notably, Sorkin says that Jobs' daughter Lisa is the heroine of the movie.
“With The Social Network, I was interested in the psychology of the world’s most successful social networking system being invented by the world’s most anti-social guy. And in the case of Steve Jobs, it’s the relationships he had – particularly with his daughter, Lisa – that drew me to it,” he says. Jobs initially denied paternity of his daughter, now 36, though they later reconnected and she lived with him in her teens. “She didn’t participate in Walter Isaacson’s book, because her father was alive at the time, and she didn’t want to alienate either of her parents, so I was very grateful that she was willing to spend time with me,” says Sorkin. “She is the heroine of the movie.”
Check out the full interview with Sorkin at the link below...