Katherine Waterston Cast In The Female Lead for Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Jobs’

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Yet more casting news for Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic has been announced. According to Deadline, Katherine Waterston will play Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ long-term girlfriend and mother of his eldest child, in Jobs.

Waterston has most recently been seen in Boardwalk Empire and Inherent Vice. She also has two films; Fluidic and Queen Of Earth, where she replaced Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery alongside Elisabeth Moss, due out next year.

Waterston’s part is called the “female lead.”  I wonder where that puts Kate Winslet? She is reportedly in talks to star as Joanna Hoffmann, Apple’s Head of Marketing. It would be odd indeed to have Waterston billed above Winslet. Apparently, Hoffmann is the part turned down by Natalie Portman.

It is still unsure whether The Newsroom alum Jeff Daniels will be taking the part of John Scully, but as he has a “pivotal” role in The Martian, which has just started production, it is seeming less likely.

It does look like the part of Jobs’ daughter, Lisa, is still up for grabs. We’ll tell you when we find out who wins the role.

Michael Fassbender is still down for the role of Jobs himself, as is Seth Rogen for Steve Wozniak. Let’s hope that Rogen’s performance is a marked improvement on his effort in The Interview, although honestly it couldn’t be any worse.

A new name in the Jobs melting pot is Michael Stuhlbarg, who will play Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original Apple computer scientists. Golden Globe-nominated Stuhlbarg was in A Serious Man and Lincoln, as well as Boardwalk Empire with Waterston. He also played Edward G Robinson in Jay Roach’s Trumbo, which hits our screens next year.

As 2015 rapidly approaches we can expect more news for Jobs to come our way soon, and I honestly cannot wait for the project to actually begin filming.  With Danny Boyle directing and Sorkin writing the script, this film is definitely worth waiting for.

Sara Hunter Smith