Universal Pictures will release the long-awaited biopic on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in theaters on October 9. Filming for the movie, which stars Michael Fassbender as Jobs, began earlier this year.
The movie will apparently have the very simple title of Steve Jobs. It's based on Walter Isaacson's acclaimed 2011 biography,with a script written by Aaron Sorkin. The film is being directed by Danny Boyle. Seth Rogen will play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet will portray former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman and Jeff Daniels will play former Apple CEO John Sculley.
The fall time frame is usually when major studios launch films that they think will be nominated for Academy Awards, so it's look like Universal thinks Steve Jobs has a shot at some Oscars. It will have to compete with a number of other films that are already scheduled for release that same day, including the upcoming reboot of the Vacation comedy series.