“Jeff Daniels, who recently won an Emmy for ‘The Newsroom,’ is being eyed to play former Apple CEO John Sculley in Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie, multiple individuals familiar with the Universal project have told TheWrap,” Jeff Sneider reports for TheWrap.
“Michael Fassbender has closed a deal to star as the Apple icon, while Seth Rogen is set to co-star as Jobs’ close confidante and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak,” Sneider reports. “While Daniels does not have an official offer yet, one is expected to materialize soon, as he’s considered Boyle’s top choice for the key supporting role.”
Sneider reports, “Boyle is currently seeking a leading lady to play former Mac marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, as Natalie Portman recently passed on the project, which boasts a well-researched script by Emmy-winning ‘Newsroom’ creator Aaron Sorkin, who adapted Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of Jobs.”
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MacDailyNews Take: It’s rather perfect that Daniels will follow up “Dumb and Dumber” with “Dumbest.”
Vacant eyes, Jeff. Vacant eyes.
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