The Elmwood location of Berkeley's La Méditerranée became an '80s-era wonderland on Friday night, as crews filmed scenes for the upcoming biopic Steve Jobs. Berkeleyside reports that crowds lined the street for hours to catch glimpses of Michael Fassbender (starring as Jobs), Seth Rogen (as his co-founder Steve Wozniak), and Kate Winslet (as Apple marketing whiz Joanna Hoffman) during the evening shoot, though the actors remained elusive. The Aaron Sorkin-penned production, directed by Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting's Danny Boyle, will be based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling Jobs biography.
One lucky Instagrammer was able to snap a shot of Fassbender, complete with longish '80s-Jobs hair:
To set the scene, the section of College Avenue outside La Med was lined with "classic" 1980s vehicles, while male extras were cast based on their long hair and facial hair, all of which sounds like pretty much just another day in Berkeley.
The movie will also shoot scenes around San Francisco, Cupertino and Los Altos, Jobs' hometown. Some of them are even being shot in the real-life garage where Jobs and Wozniak built their first computers.