Universal’s 'Steve Jobs' to Release Early in New York, Los Angeles

Steve Jobs Movie Still - H 2015

Steve Jobs Movie Still - H 2015

Director Danny Boyle’s biopic of the late Apple co-founder will release in New York and Los Angeles theaters on Oct. 9.

Universal’s Steve Jobsis slated for an earlier release in New York and Los Angeles, Universal said Friday. The biopic of the late Apple co-founder, penned by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, will open in the two major cities on Oct. 9 and expand nationwide on Oct. 23.

Steve Jobs will share the early October weekend with Warner Bros.' Pan. Jobs premiered in Telluride with the next showing at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 3.

Michael Fassbender portrays the tech pioneer through three significant Apple product launches and ends in 1988 when the iMac is introduced. Seth Rogen plays Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Jeff Daniels channels former Apple CEO John Sculley.

Universal picked up the film after it was originally at Sony. Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady and Christian Colson are producing the film.