Having had its fair of problems (most likely even more), it's good to see that things are finally getting underway for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic. Well, it has locked in a cast and the synopsis has been revealed.

A number of actors dropped out, the Sony hack caused some emails to get out, highlighted their problems even more and, more recently, the studio decided to drop the project altogether. The going got tough, however it's back on track and it makes this news that little bit greater.

Before we dive into all that, the project's official title has been revealed and Boyle's biopic will simply be titled Steve Jobs. Short, sweet and concise. I like it.

As far as the story goes, the film will be split into three of Jobs' major production announcements and process: the release of the original Mac, his NEXT cube compute project and the iMac. Whilst these three events will anchor the film, we will be seeing quite a few major flashbacks every now and then, to establish some other concepts of his life and work.

Also, it has been revealed that, like rumoured, Michael Fassbender will indeed be playing our lead man. He's replacing Christian Bale, who dropped out not too long, who was replacing Leonardo DiCaprio. You know what they say, three's the magic number and, honestly, the X-Men: Days of Future Past star is a talented actor and I'm sure he'll do a great job of portraying the iconic tech genius.

He'll join the previously rumoured Seth Rogen, as Steve Wozniak. Kate Winslet is also set to star, as the film's female lead: Joanna Hoffman, former Mackintosh marketing chief. Both Jessica Chastain and Natalie Portman were previously in the running for the role but it seems that nether of them got the part. Other members of the cast include Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston and more.

Here's the official press release, in full, from Universal (who picked the film up from Sony). It includes the plot synopsis, as well as the full cast list and just a few other little bits of information too:
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA, January 27, 2015—Universal Pictures today announced that principal photography has commenced in San Francisco on Steve Jobs. 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 epicenter. 
Steve Jobs is directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) and written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, HBO’s The Newsroom), working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan, Source Code), Guymon Casady (HBO’s Game of Thrones, Hope Springs) of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Academy Award® winner Christian Colson (Slumdog Millionaire, Selma). 
Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) will play Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet (The Reader, Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind) starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen (Neighbors, The Interview), and Jeff Daniels (HBO’s The Newsroom, Good Night, and Good Luck.) stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Being Flynn) as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team. 
Other members of the cast include Perla Haney-Jardine (Future Weather), Ripley Sobo (Winter’s Tale) and Makenzie Moss (upcoming Do You Believe?) as young Lisa Brennan at various stages of her life, Sarah Snook (Predestination) as Andrea Cunningham, as well as Adam Shapiro (A Single Man) as Avie Tevanian.
A release date for Steve Jobs has yet to be revealed but we can expect it some time next year, most likely.

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