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

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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.

In a new interview with The Independent, Sorkin says his upcoming Jobs biopic will be all about the late Apple CEO’s relationships, particularly with that of his daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs (whose birth inspired Jobs to create his follow-up to the Apple II, the Lisa):

“Both films are much more about the people than the technology they invented,” he counters. “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,” he says. Jobs initially denied paternity of his daughter, now 36, though they later reconnected and she lived with him in her teens. “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,” says Sorkin. “She is the heroine of the movie.”

That sounds to me like there will be a lot more to Sorkin’s biopic than we already know from Isaacson’s biography, including the possibility of new, never-before-heard details of Jobs’ complicated relationship with his daughter. Consider me officially interested.

Source: The Independent