Just one month after the second full-length trailer debuted, Universal Pictures has released a 60-second TV spot for the highly-anticipated biopic Steve Jobs, in theaters October 9. Michael Fassbender takes on the monumental task of playing one of the most influential individuals of our time, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. We'll have to wait and see how audiences and critics respond to this biopic, but it certainly could be an early Oscar contender.
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. Michael Fassbender plays 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. Steve Jobs is directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, working from Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Film 360, Scott Rudin, Boyle and Academy Award winner Christian Colson.
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Steve Jobs opens in theaters on October 9, going up against Relativity Media's comedy Masterminds, Clarius Entertainment's My All American and Warner Bros.' Pan. This drama comes just two years after another biopic, Jobs, which starred Ashton Kutcher as the title character and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak. That drama only took in $35 million worldwide and didn't fare well with critics.
Do you think Steve Jobs has what it takes to become a hit with critics and with movie goers at the box office? We have just two short months to find out, and we should get much more footage from this biopic between now and then. In the meantime, you can check out the latest TV spot, and stay tuned for more updates on Steve Jobs.