The Steve Jobs biopic, starring Michael Fassbender in the lead role, is now filming, and the film apparently needs quite a few extras to fill in some spots.Perhaps not surprisingly, thousands of people showed up for the chance to be in the upcoming film. As originally reported by CNET‘s Shara Tibken, the line that developed during the morning hours as casting for extras was being done was the longest she’d ever seen. Indeed, as one person that was in charge of handling the line said, they’d “never in my years of doing this has this ever happened.”
As Tibken said herself, after years of seeing Apple product launch lines, an experience like this, especially one filming in California no less, was bound to attract even more people.
“I thought I’d have no trouble getting onto the movie set at the Flint Center here since I was “confirmed” as an extra and arrived at the designated time. Silly me. After years of covering the lines at Apple events and product launches, I should have known better.“
Potential cast members began lining up at 5:00am, ignoring the instructions from the casting company to arrive between 9:00am and 10:00am. With the “absolutely overwhelming” numbers, it comes as no surprise that many people were turned away from the gig altogether.
Recently, a series of images were revealed showcasing Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak while filming.
Are you looking forward to the upcoming biopic?