Up-and-coming actress Perla Haney-Jardine, whose most prominent credit may be an appearance in 2007’s Spider-Man 3, has been cast as the daughter of Steve Jobs in Jobs.
Danny Boyle is directing Universal’s biopic, which has Michael Fassbender to play the Apple co-founder in an Aaron Sorkin-written adaptation of the Walter Isaacson book Steve Jobs.
Other actors in various stages of joining the movie include Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, Kate Winslet and Jeff Daniels.
Jobs denied he was Lisa Jobs’ father for years before admitting paternity when the young woman was a teen. Due to sensitivities, Lisa Jobs didn’t participate in Isaacson’s book but Sorkin said in interviews last year he talked to her for his adaptation.
“She is the heroine of the movie,” Sorkin told British newspaper The Independent in November.
The movie tackles three different stages of Jobs’ life and it’s unclear how the daughter character figures into each stage. Haney-Jardine, who turns 18 this year and bears a striking resemblance to the real Lisa Jobs, clearly fits into one of the acts.
Haney-Jardine last starred in the 2012 indie drama Future Weather. Other credits include the Diane Lane thriller Untraceable and Kill Bill, Vol. 2, in which he made her debut. She played the daughter of Thomas Haden Chuch (the Sandman) in Spider-Man 3.
She is repped by Paradigm.
Read more Universal Picks Up Steve Jobs Movie