Things are finally moving forward for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic, with the final cast being confirmed and filming getting under way this week. As expected Michael Fassbender will play the Apple founder, while Seth Rogen will play his former partner Steve Wozniak.

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The film’s full cast list was revealed today in a statement from Universal. Joining Fassbender and Rogen will be Kate Winslet as former Macintosh marketing executive Joanna Hoffman, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley and Katherine Waterston as Jobs' ex-girlfriend, Chrisann Brennan.

The Apple founder's young daughter Lisa will be played by Matilda the Musical’s Broadway star Ripley Soho, with up-and-comer Perla Haney-Jardine taken on the role at a later age.

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The studio also gave a synopsis for the film which read, "Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicentre.”

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Filming on the biopic began in San Francisco this week, with Danny Boyle directing and Aaron Sorkin penning the script based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 authorised biography.

The film had suffered its fair share of ups and downs in recent months, beginning with lead actor Christian Bale pulling out. The project was then dropped by Sony Pictures, however Universal soon came to the rescue, putting the film back in development.