For years, actor Justin Long played the Mac to John Hodgman‘s PC in Apple’s US TV advertising. Now Long is starring as Steve Jobs in a biopic parody due from the comedy website Funny or Die on April 15, 2013.
Ryan Perez, the writer and director of the upcoming iSteve, said 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.”
The movie is expected to run anywhere from 60 to 75 minutes in length, short for a feature film, but the longest-ever project for Funny or Die. Perez notes that the script took him three days to write, and the movie was shot in five days. “We may not be the best, but we will be the first,” said Perez.
He’s right, of course. Aaron Sorkin’s biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s book Steve Jobs is years away from hitting theaters, while the release of the Ashton Kutcher film Jobs has been delayed while a new marketing plan is created. So grab your bag of popcorn and zap iSteve to your HDTV using AirPlay on April 15. It’s sure to be the funniest Steve Jobs biography you’ll ever see.
[via Cult of Mac]
Justin Long to play Steve Jobs in Funny or Die biopic parody originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.