We’ve long known that “Steve Jobs” has a triptych structure, with Aaron Sorkin covering the Apple founder’s life through the lens of three product launches. However, what he haven’t known until now is that when it came to shooting to the movie, the cast and director Danny Boyle took a unique approach.
“…the ‘Steve Jobs’ rehearsal process was unlike anything I’ve ever done to this point and probably unlike anything I’ll ever do again,” Michael Stuhlbarg, who plays original Apple team Andy Hertzfeld, told Collider. “Aaron Sorkin wrote it very much like a three-act play, and each act was the launch of a new product. So we rehearsed each act for two weeks and then we shot for two weeks; then we rehearsed for two weeks and shot for two weeks; then we rehearsed for two weeks and then we shot for two weeks.”
“And that was amazing because by the time we were ready to shoot, we were really, really ready, and it brought us all together in an extraordinary way. Also, it kind of gave us something in the telling of the story that you don’t often get, which is a sense of momentum of what a story is telling you. He got the opportunity to get the barrage of nonsense that was being thrown at him throughout the entire story. It was just unlike anything I’ve ever done before.”
That definitely sounds like a great way to tackle the material and we can’t wait to see the how it all turns out. Also starring Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, and Katherine Waterston, “Steve Jobs” opens on October 9th. Check out the new trailer below.