Steve Jobs trailer offers first look at Michael Fassbender as the late Apple founder

Seth Rogen and Kate Winslet also star in the long-awaited Danny Boyle movie

Jess Denham
Tuesday 19 May 2015 11:08
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Michael Fassbender plays Apple founder Steve Jobs
Michael Fassbender plays Apple founder Steve Jobs

Danny Boyle’s long-awaited Steve Jobs biopic has finally got off the ground, with a short trailer offering the first look at Michael Fassbender as the late Apple co-founder.

The Shame actor stars in the lead alongside Seth Rogen as his right-hand man Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley and Kate Winslet as former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman.

Due in UK cinemas 13 November next year, Steve Jobs follows the modern day genius’ life and working relationships through three of his biggest product launches, starting with the iMac in 1998.

“The musicians play the instruments, I play the orchestra,” Fassbender says in the minute-long teaser, wearing Jobs’ trademark round glasses but otherwise not looking much like him. “I sat in a garage and invented the future.”

Jobs co-founded Apple in the late Seventies before being forced out in the Eighties, only to return as CEO and launch the hugely successful iPod and iPhone. He died of pancreatic cancer in 2011, aged just 56.

Universal is producing the movie with a script by The Social Network’s Aaron Sorkin after Sony Pictures abandoned it following a string of setbacks, revealed during the company’s email system hack.

Last year’s cyber-attack saw Leonardo DiCaprio’s “horrible behaviour” branded “actually despicable” after he pulled out of playing Jobs, while David Fincher also left as director.

Ashton Kutcher previously tackled the role in 2013’s Jobs, which received a disappointing reaction from critics.

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