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Steve Jobs movie will shooting scenes today in Berkeley, California

"You like me, they really like me!" Photo: Ben Stanfield/Flickr CC

The Steve Jobs movie is finally underway! Photo: Ben Stanfield/Flickr CC

If you’re in or around Berkeley, California, this evening, and want to be a part of Apple history, you may catch a glimpse of actors Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet and Katherine Waterston as they shoot scenes for the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic.

Having been through numerous production difficulties en route to getting made (pretty much like any Apple product then!), the movie is shooting in and around Berkeley’s La Méditerranée restaurant at 2936 College Ave., between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday.

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The ‘Steve Jobs’ biopic has started shooting in Los Altos

Steve Jobs tests Apple I motherboards in his Los Altos garage in 1976. Photo: Steve Wozniak

Steve Jobs tests Apple I motherboards in his Los Altos garage in 1976. Photo: Steve Wozniak

After a number of delays in production, and a seemingly endless search for a leading man, Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming biopic about Steve Jobs has finally started shooting, at the garage where Jobs and Wozniak founded Apple back in 1976.

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The ninja’s daughter: Child star of Kill Bill will play Steve Jobs’ kid

"And today I took out the head of Samsung with the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique." Photo: Miramax

“And today I took out the head of Samsung with the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique.” Photo: Miramax

The role of Steve Jobs’ eldest daughter Lisa Jobs in the upcoming Universal movie biopic was previously described by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin as the story’s “heroine.”

Given some of the A-list names that have been associated with the project, it’s therefore something of a surprise to hear that the role has apparently been awarded to 17-year-old actress Perla Haney-Jardine.

If your reaction to that news is “who?,” you’re most likely not alone. Up until she won this part, the Brazilian-born American actress is best known for playing the four-year-old daughter of Beatrix “The Bride” Kiddo and Bill in 2004’s Kill Bill Vol. 2.

Not exactly bad training for playing the daughter of the often steely tech-ninja Steve Jobs, perhaps!

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Here’s your chance to be in the Steve Jobs movie

"You like me, they really like me!" Photo: Ben Stanfield/Flickr CC

If you ever wanted to be front row center for the 2007 launch of the iPhone, it may not be too late! Photo: Ben Stanfield/Flickr CC

Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s troubled Steve Jobs movie has had difficulty holding onto its cast members, but there’s a way you can help change that: by putting yourself forward for a role.

Beau Bonneau Casting is looking for San Francisco-based extras to appear in the movie when it starts shooting in late January 2015.

Here’s everything you’ll need to do to stand a chance at making the movie, just in case you ever wanted to be in the audience for one of Apple’s product launches (and, frankly, who wouldn’t?).

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Sorkin’s Steve Jobs movie starts filling out cast with supporting roles

The Woz (left) and Andy Hertzfeld (center) at an original Apple Computer Users Group meeting in the 80s. Photo: Tony Wills

The Woz (left) and Andy Hertzfeld (center) at an original Apple Computer Users Group meeting in the 80s. Photo: Tony Wills

Aaron Sorkin’s ill-fated Steve Jobs script is starting to actually become a reality, even after pretty much everything about the project was unearthed by the hacking of Sony Pictures.

After nailing down Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogan to play Steve Wozniak, the film’s cast of supporting characters is starting to fill out.

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Sony is hacked and fans scramble for the iPod Classic on The CultCast

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This week: the Sony hack reveals all sorts of juicy Jobs movie tidbits; HBO uses Game of Thrones to break big cable’s iron grip; iPod Classic prices skyrocket as fans scramble to buy them; we’ll tell you how to get some fantastic iOS games absolutely free; and then we pitch our favorite tech and vote on which is best… it’s an all new Faves ’N Raves.

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Sony is hacked and fans scramble for the iPod Classic on The CultCast

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Natalie Portman in talks to star in Steve Jobs biopic

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Natalie Portman may star in Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs movie Photo: WikiCommons

Natalie Portman may play a major role in the upcoming Steve Jobs movie scripted by Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin.

The actress is in talks to join the film, reports Deadline, and while the details of her role are unknown, she’s expected to play a major part in the movie that will feature Steve Jobs’ first daughter Lisa as the main heroine.

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Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs movie saved by Universal after Sony backs out

When it comes to making Steve Jobs light up the sliver screen, poor Sorkin just can't cut a break.

When it comes to making Steve Jobs light up the sliver screen, poor Sorkin just can’t cut a break.

Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay on Steve Jobs has been in a seemingly perpetual state of flux for months. Multiple A-list actors and directors passed on the project, with Christian Bale most recently bowing out of the leading role after being all but confirmed by Sorkin himself.

Then the studio financing the movie, Sony, put it up for sale—a good sign that a project isn’t going smoothly in Hollywood. Luckily, Universal has swooped in to save the day.

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Sony backs out of Steve Jobs movie, but don’t worry!

"You like me, they really like me!" Photo: Ben Stanfield/Flickr CC

A case of art imitating life: Steve Jobs was cast out of Apple in 1985, and now the Jobs movie has been thrown out by Sony. Photo: Ben Stanfield/Flickr CC

Just as Steve Jobs had to go through some frustrating years of failure before returning to Apple to turn in around, so too is the Aaron Sorkin Jobs biopic experiencing its fair share of setbacks.

Following the recent news that Christian Bale has, err, bailed on the project, now Hollywood magazine Deadline is reporting that the movie is being put into turnaround by its studio, Sony Pictures. Turnaround refers to a deal whereby the rights to a particular movie are sold from one studio to another in exchange for the cost of development, plus interest.

Exactly why the film is supposedly being dropped by Sony isn’t known, particularly since the Sony-owned Columbia Pictures did so well both critically and commercially from Sorkin’s previous true tech drama, in 2010’s The Social Network. It may, however, have something to do with schedules.

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Steve Jobs’ daughter Lisa will be ‘heroine’ of Aaron Sorkin’s biopic

This isn't the Lisa that will be the heroine of Aaron Sorkin's new Steve Jobs biopic. Photo: Matthew Pearce / Flickr (CC)

This isn’t the Lisa that will be the heroine of Aaron Sorkin’s new Steve Jobs biopic. Photo: Matthew Pearce/Flickr CC

Between Pirates of Silicon Valley and Jobs, there have already been two Steve Jobs biopics. How is Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming joint going to be able to differentiate itself from them? Apparently, by casting Steve Jobs’ estranged daughter as the film’s protagonist.

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