Steve Jobs' daugher Lisa is the heroine of Sorkin's screenplay

Steve Jobs' daugher Lisa is the heroine of Sorkin's screenplay
One of the more upsetting stories from the life of Steve Jobs concerns how he denied for such a long time that he was the father of Lisa Brennan. The story ultimately had a happy ending with Jobs and his daughter reconciling, and Lisa even having an Apple computer named after her. Now, it sounds like that story is the one that has captured the attention of Aaron Sorkin while he was writing the screenplay for the Jobs biopic.

In an interview with The Independent, Sorkin talked about the larger role he has planned for Lisa in the screenplay:


As yet, there is no word on who will play Lisa in the movie. Of course, none of the casting has been finalized. After Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale both turned down the role of Steve Jobs, the latest is that Michael Fassbender will play Apple's co-founder. Seth Rogen has been rumored to play Steve Wozniak, and Jessica Chastain is rumored for an unknown role as well. 

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23 Comments

1. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Him just denying his daughter for so long just goes to show how awful of a guy he really was.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And now what?

3. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Nothing. It is just an example as how a human being, he was terrible. Denying your own flesh and blood an awful thing to do, any way you look at it.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I wonder if he did, or it's just said that he did. There's always more to it than we know.

5. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Well this isn`t the only example on how he was horrible. There are tons. This is just icing on the cake

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm just not into him, so I really don't care about the type of person he was. Henry Ford coulda been horrible for all I know, but I'd still drive a Mustang.

8. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I agree with you on this. Soap opera articles should be left to showbiz talkshows.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said, cuz in reality it makes zero difference. I'd still buy an iPhone, and if Larry Page turned out to be an infidel, I'd still like android. Simply makes no difference to me.

10. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

That wasn`t what I was implying. I just said he was awful human being. That is all.

20. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Darkkjedii it is a shame that you consider a person horrible just because he is an atheist or how you put it an "infidel". It shows that you can't stand people who have a different opinion or belief than yours.

12. jeff327

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Henry Ford was a bad guy. A known anti-Semite who published a news paper called the International Jew. A paper Hitler based many of his beliefs on. No reason not to drive a Mustang but absolutely ignorant to think it is OK to be a bad person as long as they make something you like.

13. DaveElliott

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Ignore the other misplaced comment. Societies have crumbled when comfort is placed ahead of values. The values diminish to where any act is rationalized. Fortunately, we're in good shape with our Apple, Facebook, Google, and MS overlords.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

We're there any bad Jews?

19. jeff327

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Really Darkkjeddi? I provide you with an intelligent remark on your comment and teach you a piece of history you did not know and the best you could come back with, were there any bad Jews? (No need for ' in were) You really should rethink the 12,000 + posts on phone arena and try reading some other web page for a change or maybe a newspaper. Now I know you will come back with some sort of attempt at a snappy comeback but you will fail. So, I say as one tech nerd to another. You really need to broaden your horizon. To learn a piece of history I taught you and your best response WE ARE any bad Jews, should sicken you and not make you angry with the messenger. You only have yourself to be angry with Darkkjeddi. It is actually very sad.

22. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Honestly what did you expect? 99% of his comments are praising Apple, talking about his middle age, saggy wife or working out. Pretty useless

23. jeff327

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

I agree with you but I thought he could at the very least come up with something more intelligent than, "Were there any bad Jews?". Not only is a it a stupid comment it does not make any sense. At the very least I though he could get third grade punctuation proper and realize there was no reason for the apostrophe. But all and all you are correct I gave him too much credit and should have known better.

21. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I'd think the only reason not to drive a Mustang is because Ford cars are P.O.S. Found On Road Dead just like my 2002 Exploder!

17. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Henry Ford actively/economically supported the nazis pre-WW2, so it's safe to assume he was horrible... :-)

11. DaveElliott

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Not always. But, who cares?u

18. AnukulVcool unregistered

Do all the nitpicking to bog down steve. you know what ? lisa writes her name as Lisa Brennan-Jobs.

7. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

PA just become TMZ/ E Channel. Why do people like meddling with personal lives? I really don't care if he was a bad father. It has zero effect on PA readers so let's just stick on writing about relevant technological updates, shall we?

15. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Cool...Jobs was a dick, known fact...moving on...

16. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

You know! Life is about the end result. but what matters is he righted the wrong. how many of you here on phonearena have messed up both big and small, yet you criticize a man you never knew or met. I'm not condoning his actions: just seeing the big picture. May you rest in peace Mr. Jobs.

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