Earlier this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Stephen Colbert for an interview and called movies made about Steve Jobs “opportunistic.”
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin responded to Cook saying “if you’ve got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour you’ve got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic.”
During an interview with E! News on Saturday, Sorkin retracted his comments, saying that both he and Cook went a little too far.
“You know what, I think that Tim Cook and I probably both went a little too far. And I apologize to Tim Cook. I hope when he sees the movie, he enjoys it as much as I enjoy his products.”
Sorkin’s film about Steve Jobs, which stars Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak will be released in New York and Los Angeles on October 9. The film will expand to more theatres on October 16 and open nationwide on October 23.
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