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Steve Jobs Biopic is Coming Fast as Universal Sets October Release

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February 4, 2015

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As we've already seen, Universal Pictures is in production on Steve Jobs, the biopic about the titular, late Apple co-founder. Director Danny Boyle has been shooting in California, making use of the real garage where Jobs and partner in technology Steve Wozniak built Apple computers from the ground up, and now Universal has just set a quick release date of October 9th, 2015. That's a little early for awards season buzz, but Gone Girl did the same thing last year and ended up in the Oscar race. Michael Fassbender is playing Jobs while Seth Rogen is playing Wozniak with the script written by Aaron Sorkin. More below!

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film aims to take audiences behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. The rest of the cast includes Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man) as Andy Hertzfeld, an original member of the Apple Macintosh development team. Kate Winslet was rumored to play Joanna Hoffman, head of marketing for the Mac team, but not confirmed.

Other cast members include Perla Haney-Jardine (Future Weather), Ripley Sobo (Winter’s Tale) and Makenzie Moss (Do You Believe?) as young Lisa Brennan at various stages of her life, Sarah Snook (Predestination) as Andrea Cunningham, and Adam Shapiro (A Single Man) as Avie Tevanian. This has the potential to be the quintessential film about the life of Steve Jobs, especially since the biopic Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher completely missed the mark, and with this caliber of talent in front of the camera and behind it, we're bound to see it vying for some awards next year. Sound good?

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