Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Stuhlbarg will play Andy Hertzfeld, a member of the original Macintosh team, in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic from Universal Studios, according to a new report. Stuhlbarg joins a cast that already includes Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen, who will play Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak respectively.
Stuhlbarg is best known for his role as Arnold Rothstein, an organized crime boss in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. He also played Larry Gopnik in the 2009 movie A Serious Man. According to sources for Deadline, the 46-year-old has been chosen to play Andy Hertzfeld in the much-anticipated Steve Jobs biopic that’s been written by Aaron Sorkin, and will be directed by Danny Boyle.
Hertzfeld was a significant member of the original Macintosh team, working alongside Bill Atkinson and Burrell Smith as a primary software developer. He left the Cupertino company in 1984 — the same year the Macintosh launched — and has since founded several companies of his own. Hertzfeld went on to join Google in 2005.
Universal is still yet to confirm its cast for the Jobs movie, which it recently picked up from Sony Pictures. What we do know is that the film is scheduled to make its theater debut in late 2015, and it will consist of just three scenes that take place backstage during prominent Jobs keynotes.