Just a few weeks after production got under way on Universal Pictures' Steve Jobs biopic, the studio has set an October 9, 2015 release date. It isn't known when production is set to wrap, but the project must be moving along smoothly for the studio to issue a release date just seven months from now, with shooting still under way. Steve Jobs will go up against Disney's The Finest Hours, Relativity Media's Kidnap, and New Line's Vacation.
Michael Fassbender will play 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 development team.
Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) is directing the biopic from a script written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, HBO's The Newsroom), based on Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The story is set backstage at three separate Apple product launches, the Mac computer, Apple Next and the original iPod. Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady, Scott Rudin and Christian Colson are producing. Are you excited that the Steve Jobs will hit theaters in just seven months time? Do you think it should be considered an early Oscar favorite already?