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Kate Winslet to star in Steve Jobs’ biopic?

Winslet is in negotiations to play the female lead in a Danny Boyle-directed upcoming biopic on Apple co-founder, late Steve Jobs. Actor Michael Fassbender is set to play Jobs, while Seth Rogen is on board to play co-founder Steve Wozniak.

hollywood Updated: Dec 23, 2014 15:14 IST
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Hollywood actor Kate Winslet is in negotiations to play the female lead in a Danny Boyle-directed upcoming biopic on Apple co-founder, late Steve Jobs.

Actor Michael Fassbender is set to play Jobs, while Seth Rogen is on board to play co-founder Steve Wozniak.

The biopic is based on American writer Walter Isaacson’s biography, and was originally set up at Sony Pictures before Universal picked up the project.

For now, Winslet, who has already garnered six Oscar nominations and one statue for the Best Actress Award for her performance in The Reader (2008), will next be seen reprising her role as Jeanine in Insurgent.

Jobs has been fraught with casting trouble from the start.

In November, Batman actor Christian Bale declined the opportunity to channel the spirit of Jobs. His rejection of the movie came after Leonardo DiCaprio turned down the role.

Producers roped in British director Danny Boyle, after they failed to strike a deal with The Social Network filmmaker David Fincher.