Seth Rogen is reportedly being eyed to play the co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, in Sony's forthcoming untitled Steve Jobs biopic, which is expected to focus on the launches of Apple's original Macintosh computer (1984), NeXT Cube (1990), and original iPod (2001).

Seth Rogen
Rogen is being targeted by Sony to star in the Steve Jobs biopic

British filmmaker Danny Boyle will direct the flick, based on Walter Isaacson's book and adapted into a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, which Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady will be producing.

If Rogen signs onto the production, he is expected to star alongside Christian Bale who is allegedly close to inking a deal to play Jobs, according to The Wrap. This is expected to be one of the most anticipated biopics in recent memory, and Sony is hoping it will become a major awards contender.

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An independent film based on the life of Steve Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher in the titular role and Josh Gad portraying Wozniak, was released in 2013 to mixed reviews. "I had such high hopes for this morning and, oh, it was so hard to say that it let me down a bit and it fell a bit flat," Wozniak told ABC News after viewing it.

Wozniak, known as 'Woz,' first met Jobs when they were colleagues at Atari, and he was responsible for building the first ever Apple computers in the mid-1970s. They co-founded the technology company along with Ronald Wayne.

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This will be a different kind of genre then to what fans of Rogen are used to seeing him in as he is mostly known for starring in comedies such as 'The Pineapple Express,' 'This Is The End' and Bad Neighbours.'