Sunday, February 1, 2015

Seth Rogen films scenes with Michael Fassbender on new biopic based on the Apple founder's life

PUBLISHED: 09:33 EST, 31 January 2015 | UPDATED: 11:09 EST, 1 February 2015

On-screen alter-egos: Michael Fassbender (as Steve Jobs) and Seth Rogen (as Steve Wozniak) filmed scenes for the new biopic based on the Apple founder's life in California on Friday

Michael Fassbender has just begun filming his role as Steve Jobs in a new biopic about the Apple founder's life.

And he was joined on the set of the film in Cupertino, California on Friday by his co-star Seth Rogen.
The actor - who normally takes on comedy roles - is taking on the role of Jobs' Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in the Danny Boyle-directed movie.

Fassbender started filming scenes for the long-awaited biopic earlier in the week, resembling the technology icon as he was back in 1984, the period in which the film is set.

And he was joined for filming by Rogen, who looked to be completely embodying Jobs' famous colleague Wozniak, sporting a full beard and typical 1980s garb.

He appeared to have completely put behind him the recent furore surrounding the infamous Sony hacking and his movie with James Franco The Interview, which depicts an assassination attempt against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Meanwhile, 37-year-old Fassbender looked just like Steve Jobs in a sharp oversized suit and bow tie, his usually-bearded face cleanly shaved for the role with his hair grown out and slicked back.

In the midst of filming, the actors were seen talking to director Boyle in the idyllic, leafy location, set near the site where Apple Inc. has its famous headquarters.

There was no sign on Friday of the film's newest recruit, Kate Winslet, who was recently revealed to be taking on the role of former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman.

The movie has had a tumultuous birth, going through a long list of directors and actors before settling on the current line-up, with most of the behind the scenes turmoil spilling out into the public domain during last year's infamous hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The rights for the book on which the film is based, Walter Isaacson's biography Steve Jobs, was initially purchased by Sony, with David Fincher tipped to direct, and Christian Bale set to play the eponymous lead.

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