It’s almost October 9th, which is when we find out if you can throw everything into a film and get people to show up who don’t particularly care about the subject of a biopic.
Steve Jobs has an amazing cast, and brings together Danny Boyle as director and a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. With Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, and more, the film is a somewhat unique effort at combining demographics. Steve Jobs, and Apple, have fans enough to hopefully sell a decent amount of tickets, and for those who aren’t overly impressed in watching the company get off the ground, Boyle has fans as well, and etc.
If all of that isn’t enough, the story is a somewhat odd view of a life, which might intrigue a number of cinephiles looking to take in a different way of getting a story on film.
The movie gives us the backstage moments before Steve Jobs goes on stage to launch three different products, and, for better or worse, that’s it really. If anyone can pull something like this off, it is probably Danny Boyle, but the curious nature of the theory doesn’t guarantee anything, no matter what you try to do, or who you’re trying to sell.
The film has released a new set of images that give you a good look at the many faces of the film, including a few BTS images.
It’s going to be interesting. Take a look, and let us know what you think about this one. Is this a must-see?
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, Katherine Waterston
Set backstage in the minutes before three iconic product launches spanning Jobs’ career—beginning with the Macintosh in 1984, and ending with the unveiling of the iMac in 1998—Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
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.
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.
images courtesy Universal Pictures