Justin Long to play Steve Jobs in iSteve parody

Justin Long to play Steve Jobs in iSteve parody
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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6 Comments

1. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

2. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

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

3. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

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

5. DFranch

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

James Gandolfini would be my pick for Ballmer.

4. SuperNexus

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 18, 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 )

6. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 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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