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Justin Long to play Steve Jobs in iSteve parody

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Justin Long to play Steve Jobs in iSteve parody
Justin Long will play Steve Jobs in iSteve

Justin Long will play Steve Jobs in iSteve

For years, Justin Long was the face of Apple, portraying "Mac" in those famous Mac vs. PC ads. Ironically, he has been chosen to once again be the face of Apple, but this time playing Steve Jobs in a new movie called iSteve. The movie, which is a satirical look at Jobs' Wikipedia page, bills itself as "The first Steve Jobs movie," which it will be when it premieres on April 15th. That is because the Ashton Kutcher as Jobs biopic "Jobs" has been delayed.

The parody will be available from the website Funny or Die. The picture will run 60 to 75 minutes and writer Ryan Perez said the script was written in three days and the movie shot in five days. Perez says that, "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."

Besides Jobs, there is also the Aaron Sorkin movie of Steve Jobs' life that will be based on Walter Isaacson's biography. That movie has yet to be cast.

source: NYTimes, CultofMac via TUAW

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posted on 18 Mar 2013, 20:07 2

1. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Wow. He doesnt even remotely look like Jobs. Kutcher actually does but Long? LOL. He's more of a Bill Gates IMO. Will be interesting to see.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 20:29 4

2. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)

Huh? He was the guy in the famous Apple "Mac vs PC" advertisement, thats probably why he's in it.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 22:04 1

3. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Now that you mentioned it, yes I now noticed Long does look like Gates. I wonder who would be Ballmer double?

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 11:00 2

5. DFranch (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

James Gandolfini would be my pick for Ballmer.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 09:02

4. SuperNexus (Posts: 127; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)

I'll love to see that.

and Guess who get the most important role in that movie?

Ans- I will English Alphabet i
(yeah! know you already guess it and you totally right )

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 18:42

6. moronman66 (Posts: 162; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)

I typically don't care for iThings, but in this case, I actually want to see it, if for no other reason than to maybe have a laugh at a skewed portrayal of a deceased business man who conquered with simplicity :)

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