New Steve Jobs documentary bought by CNN and Magnolia Pictures

The film was directed by acclaimed filmmaker Alex Gibney. who previously directed documentaries such as 'Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room', 'We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks', and 'The Armstrong Lie'. His latest movie is "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief.'

'The Man in the Machine' is said to be an honest and often critical look back at Jobs's life and career. According to Deadline:

Magnolia acquired theatrical, VOD and home entertainment rights and CNN Films has the television broadcast distribution rights. Magnolia has distributed seven of Gibney's films.

There's no word on when the film will get a general release to the public. A biopic of Steve Jobs, with actor Michael Fassbender in the title role, is scheduled to be released to theaters October 9.

Source: Deadline

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