Michael Fassbender still doesn’t look much like Steve Jobs in first teaser trailer

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Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs.
Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs.
Photo: Universal Pictures

The first official trailer for the Steve Jobs movie we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. The one-minute clip gives us an early look at Michael Fassbender as Apple’s co-founder and former CEO, along with co-stars Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels.

Unlike the last high-profile Jobs biopic, which starred Ashton Kutcher and wasn’t too well received, this one, titled simply Steve Jobs, is based on the best-selling biography by Walter Isaacson. The rights were initially purchased by Sony, but they were later sold off to Universal.

The movie is written by Aaron Sorkin (The Newsroom, West Wing) and directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting). It consists of just three acts, all of which take place backstage during iconic Jobs keynotes, but flashbacks will be used to recount stories from Jobs’ past.

Rogen will play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in the biopic, while Winslet has been cast as Joanna Hoffman and Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley.

Despite wearing Jobs’ trademark glasses and black turtleneck, Fassbender still doesn’t look or sound much like the man he portrays in this trailer. Given how much the movie will rest on his performance, that could make it a little less than convincing for Apple fans, although it’s too early to tell how it will impact the film.

Steve Jobs is set to hit U.S. theaters October 9.

Source: Collider