EXCLUSIVE: Following her breakout performance in the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed Inherent Vice, Katherine Waterston has landed a lead in the Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs film. She has been offered the role of Chrisann, Jobs’ first wife. The pic gets underway next year.
Michael Fassbender plays Jobs, The Interview‘s Seth Rogen plays Steve Wozniak, and Michael Stuhlbarg plays Andy Hertzfeld, the computer scientist and inventor who was part of the original Apple development team that came up with Macintosh Operating System. He worked closely with Jobs until he left for Google in 2005. Aaron Sorkin wrote the script, and Scott Rudin is producing with Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady and Christian Colson. The movie is being put into production next year by Universal, which took over the picture after Sony exited. Waterston is repped by UTA and Silver Lining Entertainment.