Aaron Sorkin's 'Steve Jobs' to Screen at New York Film Festival

Steve Jobs Movie Still - H 2015

Steve Jobs Movie Still - H 2015

The biopic, directed by Danny Boyle, is the fest's Centerpiece selection.

Steve Jobs, the new film about the Apple co-founder written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle, will screen at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 3 as the fest’s Centerpiece selection.

Michael Fassbender stars as Jobs, heading a cast that includes Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlberg and Katherine Waterston.

The New York Film Festival is familiar territory for Sorkin and Scott Rudin, one of Job's producers: They premiered their film The Social Network at NYFF in 2010.

Based on Walter isaacson's biography of Jobs, the film is scheduled to be released by Universal on Oct. 9. In addition to Rudin, it is produced by Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady, Boyle and Christian Colson. A Universal/Legendary Pictures presentation, it is officially a Scott Rudin/Mark Gordon Company/Entertainment 360/Decibel Films/Cloud Eight Film production.

In announcing its selection, festival director and selection committee chair Kent Jones said, "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. 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 bit into the material."

Commented Boyle, "I am honored that our film has been selected as the centerpiece of this year's festival. And thrilled and terrified too, unlike the subject of our film, who would have taken the whole thing very much in his stride."

The festival, which runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 11, will open with Robert Zemeckis' The Walk and close with Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead.