Michael Fassbender stars as Steve Jobs in new trailer for Danny Boyle’s biopic – watch

Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels and Seth Rogen co-star in the Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic

A new trailer for Steve Jobs, the forthcoming biopic of the pioneering Apple founder, has been released.

Directed by Danny Boyle from a script by The West Wing‘s Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs stars Michael Fassbender as the late tech entrepreneur, who died in October 2011 from complications pertaining to pancreatic cancer.

The film’s official synopsis reveals: “Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicentre.”

Alongside Fassbender as Steve Jobs, the film stars Kate Winslet as Macintosh’s former marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Jeff Daniels as Apple’s former CEO John Sculley. Steve Jobs is set to open in UK cinemas on November 13.

Steve Jobs arrives around two years after another biopic of the late Apple founder, Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher, which received mainly negative reviews from critics and was denounced as “the biggest, flashiest piece of fan fiction that there’s been to date” by original Apple employee Bill Fernandez.

Steven Wozniak has spoken positively about this biopic, however, telling Deadline recently: “I saw a rough cut and I felt like I was actually watching Steve Jobs. I give full credit to Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin for getting it so right.”