More casting details have surfaced today for the Steve Jobs indie biopic starring Ashton Kutcher. Actress Ahna O’Reilly, most known for her role in The Help, will star opposite Kutcher as Chris-Ann Brennan, the love interest of Steve Jobs.
The biopic, titled jOBS, is expected to start filming next month and be made available later this year.
Chris-Ann Brennan, a painter from the Bay area, dated Jobs on and off during his college years and eventually gave birth to his first daughter, Lisa, whom he disowned for a time. Jobs later went on to marry Laurene Powell. Considering that jOBS takes place in the early years of Jobs’ career while he was still an “impressionable youth and wayward hippie,” the character of Brennan will be a significant part of the film.
Ahna O’Reilly was previously seen in movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Nancy Drew before her role in The Help.
It was recently revealed that jOBS will shoot scenes in the original Apple garage, and Josh Gad is set to play the role of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Sony is also working on a Steve Jobs movie with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin that will be based off Walter Isaacson’s official biography.