Universal Pictures has announced a staggered release for the biopic Steve Jobs, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder. The film will hit theaters first in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, October 9, expanding to additional North American markets October 16, and will finally go wide on October 23.
Set backstage during three of Apple’s iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of iMac, Steve Jobs charts the digital revolution and paints an intimate portrait of the beloved but controversial person at the center of it. Along with Fassbender, the film stars Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh; Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak; and Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley. In addition, Katherine Waterston appears as Jobs’ ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan, and Michael Stuhlbarg plays Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team. The script is by Aaron Sorkin, based on Walter Isaacson’s biography. Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady and Scott Rudin, Boyle and Christian Colson produce.
Steve Jobs premiered at Telluride and will screen October 3 at the New York Film Festival.