Danny Boyle’s latest film Steve Jobs has been named as this year’s centrepiece screening for the New York Film Festival. The film, which will star Michael Fassbender in the titular role, is a biopic about the man behind the machines.
Boyle released a statement saying he was “honoured” that the film had been selected as the centrepiece for the 53rd New York Film Festival, the Slumdog Millionaire director went on to say, “Jobs was a thoroughly contradictory and complex character… 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”.
The biopic will centre on three iconic Apple product launches ending with the unveiling of the iMac in 1998. A-list stars Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels have supporting roles in the film, and Social Network screenwriter Aaron Sorkin penned the script. The Festival previously announced that Robert Zemeckis’s 3D drama The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt will open the event, whilst Don Cheadle’s directorial debut, Miles Ahead, the biopic of Jazz legend Miles Davis will bring a close to the Festival.