News - February 5, 2015

Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic to be released in October
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Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic to be released in October

Danny Boyle's much-discussed biopic of Apple founder Steve Jobs will be released into cinemas in October. 

The biopic has already been dropped by Sony Pictures and picked up by Universal, who have given Boyle and writer Aaron Sorkin a strict deadline to get it finished as the film now has a release date of October 9th in the US. 

The film was due to star Christian Bale, before he dropped out, leaving Michael Fassbender to step in to play Jobs. 

Fassbender will play Jobs, Seth Rogen will portray Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet will be former Macintosh marketing boss Joanna Hoffman, Jeff Daniels will axt former Apple CEO John Sculley, Katherine Waterston will play Jobs’ ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan and Michael Stuhlbarg will play one of the Mac’s original developers Andy Hertzfeld. 

The film will be directed by Danny Boyle, from a screenplay by The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin. The film went into production earlier this week and is due for release in late 2015. 

There has been one biopic of Jobs already released, simply titled Jobs, it starred Ashton Kutcher and was released in 2013. 

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