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Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs' To Be Screened As Centrepiece At New York Film Fest

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| July 29 , 2015 , 15:58 IST
Steve Jobs, the new film about the Apple co-founder directed by Slumdog Millionaire's Danny Boyle and written by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin, will be screened at the New York Film Festival on October 3 as the fest's Centerpiece selection. michael-fassbender-steve-jobs main Michael Fassbender stars as Jobs, heading a cast that includes Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlberg and Katherine Waterston, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 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 October 9. ALSO READ: ‘Steve Jobs’ Second Trailer Out While 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." Boyle said, "I am honoured 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." ALSO WATCH: Super Awesome Trailer Of Steve Jobs Documentary The festival, which runs from September 25 to October 11, will open with Robert Zemeckis' The Walk and close with Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead.