When asked about comparisons to his biopic on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, 2010's The Social Network, the screenwriter revealed that he is more interested in telling stories about the people who created the technology, rather than the technology itself, while adding that Steve Jobs' daughter Lisa is the "heroine" of his film.
"Both films are much more about the people than the technology they invented. With The Social Network, I was interested in the psychology of the world's most successful social networking system being invented by the world's most anti-social guy. And in the case of Steve Jobs, it's the relationships he had - particularly with his daughter, Lisa - that drew me to it. She didn't participate in Walter Isaacson's book, because her father was alive at the time, and she didn't want to alienate either of her parents, so I was very grateful that she was willing to spend time with me. She is the heroine of the movie."
Steve Jobs initially denied paternity of his daughter Lisa, who is now 36 years old, but they eventually reconnected and she lived with him throughout her teenage years. The biopic is adapted from Walter Isaacson's book, but since Aaron Sorkin was able to meet with the Apple co-founder's daughter, it seems fans will likely get a whole new glimpse into Steve Jobs' life that wasn't previously documented.
A separate story from The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the filmmakers are currently casting for Steve Jobs' daughter. The actresses aren't being given Aaron Sorkin's actual script, but rather scenes from Season 2 of The Newsroom.
Aaron Sorkin went on to add that a casting announcement is "imminent," with a recent report revealing that Michael Fassbender is the front runner for the title character, while Seth Rogen is in talks to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. When asked about the script itself, Aaron Sorkin had this to say.
It's a 181-page script, about 100 of it is that one character. (It) is not a biopic, not a cradle-to-grave story."
The story will span 16 years, told in three segments, all set backstage before he unveils three iconic Apple products, the Mac, NeXT and the original iPod.