Seth Rogen linked to role in Steve Jobs biopic

Forthcoming film will star Christian Bale and be directed by Danny Boyle

Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak in the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic, it has been reported.

Variety states that Rogen, who starred in Bad Neighbours earlier this year and will soon be seen opposite James Franco in The Interview will play Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple and one of Jobs’ closest colleagues.

As previously confirmed, Christian Bale will play the Apple founder Steve Jobs in a new biopic set to start shooting next spring. It will be directed by Slumdog Millionaire‘s Danny Boyle. The film’s screenplay is based on Walter Isaccson’s book, ‘Steve Jobs: the Exclusive Biography’ and will be written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network).

Sorkin’s script will be split into three extended scenes, each taking place in real time on the eve of a pivotal product launch. The writer of The West Wing has revealed his screenplay focuses on the launch of the first Mac in 1984; the NeXT computer Jobs created in 1990 after leaving Apple; and the iPod, which was launched in 2001. “It’s a little like writing about the Beatles,” he said. “There are so many people out there that know him and revere him.”

The Apple founder was previously played on screen by Ashton Kutcher in Joshua Michael Stern’s 2013 film Jobs.