We’re a little over a month away from the theatrical premiere of Steve Jobs, the biopic from Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle. The movie stars Michael Fassbender in the titular role, alongside an interesting assortment of cast members including Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak. On Saturday night, the much buzzed about movie enjoyed its World Premiere at the 42nd Telluride Film Festival.
Biopics can be a tricky nut to crack for some directors but the teaming of Sorkin and Boyle seems to be the winning combination. Deadline caught up with Wozniak after the premiere and according to Apple’s co-founder, the movie gets everything right:
“I saw a rough cut and I felt like I was actually watching Steve Jobs and the others (including Rogen’s dead-on portrayal of Wozniak), not actors playing them, I give full credit to Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin for getting it so right,” he enthusiastically told me. Of all the actors in the film he thinks Winslet might be the most likely to garner awards attention.
Danny Boyle was also in attendance for the screening, which was officially dubbed as a “work in progress” as he is still tweaking little bits of the movie before its theatrical debut. According to the director, after Steve Jobs hits theaters, he plans to finally get the ball rolling on the long-awaited sequel to his 1996 breakout hit Trainspotting.
Deadline was also able to catch up with Aaron Sorkin regarding the Lucille Ball biopic news that hit earlier in the week. According to the prolific writer, the announcement was premature as “he hasn’t decided whether or not he will write the script.” He did mention his desire to “make a biopic that is nothing like a biopic,” which is something he strived to accomplish with the story structure and narrative of Steve Jobs.
Apple’s big new iPhone reveal is next week, which will be followed by the nationwide premiere of Steve Jobs which hits theaters everywhere on October 9th.