“Steve Jobs” movie seeking extras in San Francisco

Charles Sykes/Invision/APMichael Fassbender is playing Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic.

Charles Sykes/Invision/APMichael Fassbender is playing Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic.

Want to be in a movie? Want to (sort of) hang with Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet and Jeff Daniels? Universal Pictures is looking for extras to film a scene from “Steve Jobs” on Sunday in The City.

Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin, the film — starring Fassbender as Apple founder Steve Jobs and Rogen as Steve Wozniak — is set backstage at three product launches and ends in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

Universal is seeking men and women ages 18 and older; attendees will receive free parking (a prize almost as good as being on the big screen), refreshments and the chance to win tickets to the premiere of the movie, which is slated for release Oct. 9. To sign up, visit www.beinamovie.com.

Speaking of Jobs, documentarian Alex Gibney offers a less-Hollywood version of the tech giant’s life in “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine,” which opens the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival on April 23 at the Castro Theatre.


In just one day, Broken Lizard, the comedy troupe behind “Super Troopers” and “Beerfest,” raised $2 million on its Indiegogo campaign to finance “Super Troopers 2.”

Perks include fake mustaches and Twitter follows from Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan and the rest of the cast. On Wednesday afternoon, some perks were sold out. One $35,000 donor already nabbed the patrol car from the film. Still available for a mere $25,000: All five members of Broken Lizard to stand up as best men (or women) at your wedding.


HBO is canceling the San Francisco-based show “Looking” and will air a special to wrap up loose ends. … Kendrick Lamar performed from the back of a moving truck in West Hollywood to promote his new album. … After five years with One Direction, Zayn Malik (wanting to be a “normal 22-year-old”) is leaving the group, which will continue touring and recording as a four-piece. … “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson said her 20-year-old son is transferring to Howard University after being racially profiled by police at University of Southern California. … Will Ferrell (joined by his wife, sons and pals John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon) got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Actress Keira Knightley (“The Imitation Game”) is 30. … Actress Jennifer Grey (“Red Dawn”) is 55. … Actor Martin Short (“Three Amigos”) is 65. … Singer Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is 67. … Singer Diana Ross is 71. … Actor James Caan (“Misery”) is 75. … Actor Alan Arkin (“Argo”) is 81. — Staff, wire report Got scoops or Bay Area celebrity gossip? Email scoop@sfexaminer.com.ExtrasFeaturesGossipMichael FassbenderSteve Jobs

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