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.
According to a report on CNET, the crew of the biopic began filming Friday afternoon at Jobs’s childhood home in Los Altos, California. According to CNET’s Shara Tibken, who was on scene, the production team modified the garage to look more like it would have in 1976, when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak would have been working on the original Apple I.
Here’s how Tibken describes it:
Cinderblock and wood shelves are pieced together along the walls. Roller skates, a Thermos, an old vacuum cleaner and 8-track player and stereo lay haphazardly about. An advertisement for a Braun electric coffee maker hangs on the wall, as does a poster featuring Bob Dylan holding a “Get Born” sign from a film clip featuring the song “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” And the house itself has been painted a beige color with darker tan trim, contrasting with the formerly lighter exterior.
According to rumors, Sorkin’s Jobs biopic will be divided into three parts, each of which will take place backstage of a major Apple announcement. The first part will be before the original Macintosh, the second will deal with Apple at Next, and the third will be Jobs’s introduction of the original iPod in 2001.
As it stands right now, the film will start Kate Winslet (Titanic), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as former Apple president John Sculley, Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class and Inglourious Basterds) as Steve Jobs, and Seth Rogan (The Interview as Steve Wozniak. It will be based upon Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography of Apple’s charismatic founder, and should be released later this year.