The second coming of the Steve Jobs biopic, scripted this time around by Aaron Sorkin, has had an epic journey to the screen: It hopped from Sony to Universal, it jumped director chairs from David Fincher to Danny Boyle, and the project circled Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale before Michael Fassbender locked down the title role. However, the secret sauce that sets Steve Jobs apart from the Ashton Kutcher rendition of Jobs, is the Apple computer pioneer’s working relationship with his head of marketing, Joanna Hoffman, a feisty Polish Armenian woman who was unafraid to speak her mind to Jobs and keep the acerbic genius in check. Winslet caught wind of the role while sitting in the hair and makeup chair on the set of Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker, which recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Winslet stopped by Deadline/Awardsline’s TIFF studio at the Templar Hotel and regaled us with how she landed Hoffman (she even breaks into the woman’s accent in the above video). Uni is so excited about this movie, they recently announced that they’re taking Steve Jobs out earlier than expected with a New York and Los Angeles opening on Friday, October 9 followed by a limited expansion on October 16, before going wide on October 23.
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