"We are thrilled to announce that Steve Jobs will be this year’s closing night gala, Danny Boyle has created an exhilarating and audacious film about the complex, charismatic digital pioneer."
The film works from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography and is directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin.
Director Danny Boyle comments on the film festival's announcement,
"If London was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution then San Francisco is the Bethlehem of the digital one. We had a brilliant time making this movie in Silicon Valley and I hope Londoners will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the modern world. It’s always special to bring work home so thanks to BFI London Film Festival for their continued support."
Those in the UK who cannot make the festival will be able to see it in theaters November 13, 2015.