(PCM) A studio change, a director change, and a few lead re-castings later and we finally have our first look at Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs in Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle’s portrait of the Apple Inc. co-founder and CEO.
Universal Pictures released a short yet intense teaser, running at just under a minute long, and the first promotional image from the October 9th release.
Panning in on the actor’s back while he looks out at an auditorium from the stage with curtains gradually closing in on him and a rising string score accompanying Steve Jobs related quotes, the teaser slowly reveals the first look at Oscar-nominated Michael Fassbender as the “Father of the Digital Revolution,” looking more like Steve Jobs than his usual handsome self thanks to decent makeup and hair.
The trailer also gives us our first look at Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (previously played by Josh Gad in 2013’s Jobs), Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, one of the original members of both the Macintosh team and the Jobs-founded NeXT team, and Jeff Daniels as John Sculley, the CEO of Apple from 1983 to 1993.
Perla Haney-Jardine also stars as Lisa Jobs, alongside Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sarah Snook, Makenzie Moss, and Adam Shapiro.
Based on the biography by Walter Isaacson and from the screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs details Steve Jobs’ life and relationships with 7 people including John Sculley, Lisa-Brennan Jobs, and Steve Wozniak throughout three major and historical product launches before ending in 1998 with the debut of the iMac.
Like most biopics, Sorkin’s script explores not only Jobs’ accomplishments, but also his struggles and his triumphs in an attempt to create a well-rounded portrait of the larger-than-life technology entrepreneur and business icon.
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