Universal's Steve Jobs Movie Gets Fall 2015 Release Date

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The film was written by Aaron Sorkin and stars Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder.

Director Danny Boyle's headline-making Steve Jobs biopic will hit theaters this fall.

The film, written by Aaron Sorkin and starring Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder, has been given an Oct. 9, 2015, release date, Universal said on Wednesday. Seth Rogen also stars in the title as co-founder Steve Wozniak.

The biopic will open on a busy weekend. Warner Bros. Vacation reboot, Relativity's Halle Berry thriller Kidnap and Buena Vista's Coast Guard film, The Finest Hours, starring Chris Pine, are all slated to debut on Oct. 9 as well.

The Jobs biopic was originally set up at Sony, but Universal announced that it had picked up the film on Nov. 24 of last year. Scott RudinMark Gordon, Guymon Casady and Christian Colson are producing the film. 

Before Fassbender eventually nabbed the lead role, multiple actors had been attached to star as Jobs in the film, including Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The biopic also made news in December after being the subject of hacked email correspondence between Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal, Rudin and writer Sorkin.

12:15 pm, Feb. 5 Updated to include additional producing credits. 

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