After hearing the news that Ashton Kutcher’s phenomenal Steve Jobs biopic has been delayed, you’re probably super bummed right? Well, the first Steve Jobs biopic is coming really soon, except it wasn’t written by Aaron Sorkin, nor does it star Ashton Kutcher.
Justin Long is set to star as Steve Jobs in Funny or Die’s own Steve Jobs movie, iSteve. The Steve Jobs biopic from Funny or Die will be a parody on biopics, and it will be released online on April 15th.
According Ryan Perez, who wrote and directed iSteve, the movie started out as an idea to make a fake Steve Jobs movie trailer, and then it snowballed into a 60 to 75 minute full length film.
“In true Internet fashion, it’s not based on very thorough research — essentially a cursory look at the Steve Jobs Wikipedia page. It’s very silly. But it looks at his whole life.”
Justin Long appeared in a series of Mac vs PC commercials for Apple for many years. He’ll be joined by James Urbaniak as Bill Gates and Jorge Garcia as Steve Wozniak.
The 81-page screenplay for iSteve only took three days to write and then five days to tape, so while it may not be the highest quality Steve Jobs movie ever made, it will definitely be the first, and probably the funniest.
Source: New York Times.