Universal Pictures has announced it will release Danny Boyle‘s “Steve Jobs” in the heart of awards season on Oct. 9, 2015.
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, “Steve Jobs” invites audiences behind the scenes of the digital revolution to witness an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Oscar winner Kate Winslet co-starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels co-stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley.
The film also features Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team.
Boyle is directing from a script by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin, who worked from Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography of Jobs.
“Steve Jobs” is being produced by Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Oscar winner Christian Colson.