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Michael Fassbender stars as the late Apple CEO and tech mastermind in what promises to be his definitive cinematic treatment. Envisioning a screenplay from “The Social Network” Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin, Boyle’s film will explore the personal tradeoffs that came with Jobs’ desire to revolutionize technology, and will balance his successes and failures in a sweeping account of his incredible life story.
The debut trailer (posted above) neglects to show us much footage, but it’s all the better for it. As the screen narrows in on Jobs, with his back to us as he looks towards an empty theater, the music quickens and the condemning voices of those closest to him — played by the likes of Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels — overwhelm the mood. It’s just a sliver of what’s to come, but with this riveting and stylish introduction, we can’t wait to see more.
“Steve Jobs” hits theaters on October 9.