From script to screen, Danny Boyle’s forthcoming film about Apple founder Steve Jobs has undergone a tumultuous journey that’s now got an end in sight. Prepare your calendars and dayplanners, as The Wrap now reports that the true story will arrive in theaters on October 9th, 2015.
Firmly ensconced in the middle of the annual awards season, the choice of a fall release is a deliberate manoeuvre by Universal to ensure those Academy eyes are on the biopic. Boasting a heavy-hitter cast headlined by Michael Fassbender as the titular CEO, Seth Rogen as his right-hand man Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as Apple marketer Joanna Hoffman, and Jeff Daniels as ex-Apple CEO John Sculley, it’s shaping up to be a serious contender in all major categories.
With cameras now rolling in San Francisco, a handful of grainy images from the set made their way online. These unofficial snaps were trumped this morning by the first official shot sanctioned by the studio. By the looks of things, production is currently aimed at the earlier stages in Jobs’ life and is expected to branch out into his latter days as Apple’s visionary founder.
The Steve Jobs film will arrive in theaters on October 9, 2015.
Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) will play Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet (The Reader, Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind) starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen (Neighbors, The Interview), and Jeff Daniels (HBO’s The Newsroom, Good Night, and Good Luck.) stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Being Flynn) as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team.