The film chronicling the life of Steve Jobs, the Apple Inc. co-founder, begins principal photography in June. The initial scenes will be filmed in the actual Los Altos home where Jobs grew up and in the historic garage where he and Steve Wozniak founded Apple.
Titled jOBS, the biopic stars Ashton Kutcher (pictured above) as the iconic Silicon Valley visionary, and will shed new light on Steve Jobs’ most defining and personal moments, motivations, and the people that drove him.
Steve Jobs, the visionary behind Apple’s “i” products – iPhone, iPad, iPod, and others – passed away in October last year, after a long battle with cancer. (Read: Apple Builder Steve Jobs Passes Away at 56)
The film covers Jobs from his early years as an impressionable youth and wayward hippie, through his initial successes and infamous ousting, to his storybook return and ultimate triumphs as a man who set out to change the world and did just that.
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Executive producer Mark Hulme and Five Star Feature Films launched the production immediately following Jobs’ retirement in August 2011. Screenwriter Matt Whiteley, while penning the script, utilized a team of expert researchers based on months of exhaustive research and interviews with Steve Jobs’ friends, colleagues, and mentors to develop a truthful picture of Jobs’ life.
From director Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote, Neverwas), and Oscar winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter (Titanic), jOBS details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2000.
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jOBS chronicles the 30 most defining years of Steve Jobs’ life, as seen through his, colleagues’, and friends’ eyes. Dark, honest, and uncompromising, jOBS plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs’ life.
A rousing narrative of this business and tech icon, jOBS pulls no punches and does not speculate, telling only the candid and captivating account of the life of Steven Paul Jobs. The film is represented by Creative Artists Agency. jOBS will be released in late fall 2012.
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