Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling, authorized biography of the Apple Inc. co-founder, the screenplay was written by Aaron Sorkin. The A-list screenwriter won the Academy Award in 2011 for The Social Network, his biopic of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and was nominated again the following year for Moneyball. Sorkin’s other credits include A Few Good Men, HBO’s The Newsroom, and The West Wing, for which he won five Emmys. He is currently writing a screenplay about I Love Lucy stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, with Cate Blanchette set to star as the redheaded comedienne.
Directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), Steve Jobs stars Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave, X-Men franchise) as Jobs, Seth Rogen (The Interview) as Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels (Dumb and Dumber) as Pepsi CEO John Sculley, Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire) as Mac developer Andy Hertzfeld, and Kate Winslet (Titanic, Divergent) as Apple marketing director Joanna Hoffman.
Producers: Scott Rudin (No Country for Old Men), Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan), Guymon Casady (Game of Thrones), Christian Colson (Slumdog Millionaire)
Production Companies: Legendary Pictures, Management 360, Scott Rudin Productions, The Mark Gordon Company
Festivals: Telluride Film Festival (September 5, 2015 – Premiere), New York Film Festival (October 3, 2015).
Release date: October 9 (Universal). If you plan to go to the movie before our meeting, reading the script before watching the film is advised.
Rated R. 122 minutes. 177 pages. Biopic.
COLIN COSTELLO will provide in-depth analysis and lead our discussion. A former advertising creative director/copywriter, Colin is a produced, award-winning WGA writer. His credits include the 2013 family comedy The Stream (starring Rainn Wilson, Mario Lopez, and Kelly Rutherford) and the currently airing PBS Kids educational series Moochie Kalala Detectives Club. His second family feature, Traveling Without Moving, featuring Steve Guttenberg and Harry Lennix, just wrapped production in Chicago. Visit him at colincostello.com and follow him on Twitter (@colincostello10).