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Steve Jobs biopic casts Katherine Waterston as his longtime girlfriend

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The Steve Jobs biopic appears to be moving along once again. According to Deadline, the film has cast Katherine Waterston — who many will soon recognize as the sly Shasta Fay Hepworth in Inherent Vice — as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs' longtime girlfriend and the mother of his first child. There's no word on how sizable of a role this will be, but Brennan and Jobs' daughter, Lisa, is said to have a major presence in the film. The picture's screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin, said that Lisa would be the "heroine" of the movie.

Despite major road bumps in this biopic's development, Deadline suggests that things are moving along. It is still reporting that Michael Fassbender is in line to play Jobs, though this has not yet been officially confirmed and the last several actors reported to be playing Jobs — including Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio — have dropped out. It also reports that Seth Rogen is still in line to play Steve Wozniak. Michael Stuhlbarg was also recently cast as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original developers of the Mac. Danny Boyle, the director behind Slumdog Millionaire and 28 Days Later, is on board to direct.