The Steve Jobs biopic “jOBS” directed by Joshua Michael Stern (not to be confused with Sony’s “Steve Jobs,” scripted by Aaron Sorkin) has made further additions to its cast.
Josh Gad (Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak), Kevin Dunn (Apple chairman Gil Amelio), Elden Henson (computer scientist and Macintosh developer Andy Hertzfeld), Lenny Jacobson (Apple engineer Burrell Smith), Giles Matthey (iPod designer Jonathan Ive), Ahna O’Reilly (Jobs’ girlfriend Chris-Ann), Victor Rasuk (Apple’s first employee and user interface architect Bill Fernandez) and JK Simmons (venture capitalist and Apple investor Arthur Rock) will join Ashton Kutcher (Jobs) and the previously announced James Woods (Jobs’ former Dean of Students, Jack Dudman), Lucas Hass (Apple engineer Daniel Kottke), Dermot Mulroney (investor and second Apple CEO Mike Markkula), Ron Eldard (Apple designer Rod Holt), John Getz (Jobs’ father Paul Jobs) and Lesley Ann Warren (Jobs’ adoptive mother Clara Jobs).
“jOBS” began shooting in California mid-June and plans a winter 2012 release. The synopsis reads: “jOBS is the powerful and true story of the visionary who set out to change the world…and did. The film chronicles Steve Jobs’ transformation of character from the enthusiasm and self-discovery of his youth, to the personal demons that clouded his vision, and finally to the ultimate triumphs of his later life.”
“Steve Jobs” is based on Walter Isaacson’s biography and it taking its time for a 2014 release.