Universal Pictures' Steve Jobs biopic had quite the casting shuffle in its early stages, but it looks like Michael Fassbender was the perfect choice to portray Apple's late co-founder on the big screen.
Viewers got an official first look of Fassbender in character Sunday in the first "Steve Jobs" trailer. The clip also provides a brief glimpse of Kate Winslet as former marketing chief of Macintosh, Joanna Hoffman, Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley.
Voiceovers provide the narrative for most of this preview. At one point, Wozniak (voiced by Rosen) says: "You can't write code. You are not an engineer. What do you do?"
Jobs (voiced by Fassbender), has a rather profound answer, saying, "The musicians play the instruments. I play the orchestra. I sat in a garage and invented the future, because artists lead and hacks ask for a show of hands."
This Steve Jobs teaser is just that–a teaser, and while we get to see Fassbender in the iconic jeans and black turtleneck gearing up to address a cheering audience of tech fans, we're left eagerly awaiting what it is he actually has to say.
Fassbender wasn't officially confirmed to play Jobs until this past January. Leonardo DiCaprio was first set to play the tech legend onscreen, and after he dropped out, Christian Bale was pegged to the role. David Fincher was originally at the helm of Aaron Sorkin's screenplay, but director Danny Boyle ended up with the gig.
"Steve Jobs" hits theaters October 9, 2015.
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