The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that the Danny Boyle-directed, Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic Steve Jobs will be the Centerpiece screening at the upcoming New York Film Festival.
“You hear that a bio of Steve Jobs is being produced, and of course you see multiple possible movies in your head… but not this one,” festival director and selection committee chair Kent Jones said in a statement. “Steve Jobs is dramatically concentrated, yet beautifully expansive; it’s extremely sharp; it’s wildly entertaining, and the actors just soar — you can feel their joy as they bite into their material.”
Boyle said he is “honored” by the selection — and “thrilled and terrified too, unlike the subject of our film, who would have taken the whole thing very much in his stride.”
“Steve Jobs was a thoroughly contradictory and complex character who forged our digital age,” the director added. “He’s the kind of brilliant, flawed character that Shakespeare would have relished writing about, and storytellers of all kinds will be fashioning and re-fashioning the mythology of the digital revolution for generations to come. I hope that festivalgoers enjoy our take.”
Steve Jobs, based on the biography by Walter Isaacson, stars Michael Fassbender as the late Apple co-founder. The cast also includes Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels.
The New York Film Festival runs from Sept. 25-Oct. 11, with Steve Jobs being shown on Oct. 3. The film is scheduled to be released a few days later, on Oct. 9.