Production banner Universal Pictures has tweaked its release pattern for upcoming biopic “Steve Jobs,” opting to release the film only in New York and Los Angeles on October 9 and and then go nationwide on October 23. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing endsAlso Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new deal
Previously, the studio had planned on a nationwide release on October 9. But the officials have decided that they will expand “Steve Jobs” to additional North American markets on October 16 and expand their territory for the film, reports variety.com. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on September 5 and will run at the New York Film Festival on October 3. Also Read - Apple CEO Tim Cook claims iOS is more secure than Android
Directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle, the film is an adaption of Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography “Steve Jobs”. Michael Fassbender stars as the late Apple co-founder in the film.
Kate Winslet plays ex-Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, while Jeff Daniels portrays former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ former girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team.
The movie is divided into three parts – each before one of Apple’s product launches.