by Justin Cook
It appears that Knocked Up and This is the End star Seth Rogen has been chosen to join the film Jobs as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Zero Dark Thirty and The Help actress Jessica Chastain is also in talks to join the film.
The project will be directed by Danny Boyle, and it is written by Aaron Sorkin. The movie will take place during three stressful, high-profile product launches, including the debut of the Macintosh in 1984 and the first iPod in 2001.
Christian Bale was attached to play Steve Jobs, but it is being said that he recently dropped out of the project.
Looking at Sorkin’s other films for comparison, the new Jobs film will most likely be very dialogue-heavy, much like The Social Network. A lot rides on the performances given by actors in Aaron Sorkin-written movies, as they must be able to act out large monologues and fast-paced dialogue scenes.
Rogen has only done a handful of dramatic roles throughout the course of his career (Take this Waltz and 50/50), but he is certainly a very talented comedic actor who would most likely be more than capable of giving a strong performance in a largely dramatic film.
The actor has also been on a roll recently, starring in critically praised and commercially successful films such as Neighbors and This is the End. He will also be seen in December starring alongside James Franco in The Interview, which is expected to become another major hit for the actor.
Chastain has proven herself as a great actress many times over the past couple of years. She recently earned rave reviews for her performance in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, and this week she can be seen in the new Christopher Nolan film Interstellar.
As of now the upcoming Steve Jobs film does not have an official release date.