Another Steve Jobs biopic is on the way to theaters, this one filled with an all-star cast set to recreate the early-stages of the iconic Apple brand. Universal has set a release date of October 9, 2015 for the film, called ‘Steve Jobs,’ starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston and Michael Stuhlbarg. Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Steve Jobs is directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Academy Award winner Christian Colson.
Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley.
The film also stars Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh
The film is currently shooting, putting the October release-date on the fast-track for the post-production team. A former film, ‘Jobs,’ was released in 2013 as well. That film was directed by Joshua Michael Stern working off a script written by Matt Whiteley. In that film Ashton Kutcher took on the role of a young Steve Jobs. Also featured in the film were actors Dermot Mulroney and Josh Gad. That story followed a young Steve Jobs from when he dropped out of college, to the building of the Apple empire. It was met with mixed reviews, not just for the performance, but for the validity of the information portrayed in the film as well.