First, forget about that Ashton-Kutcher-as-Steve-Jobs movie - that's not what we're talking about here. This is the Steve Jobs biopic written by Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin ('The Social Network,' 'A Few Good Men') that will serve as, for all intents and purposes, the official biopic of record. And what Sorkin is bringing to the film is certainly groundbreaking. Instead of using a traditional structure, the film will take place over three days in Jobs' life as he launched three of Apple's biggest products.
Hollywood has a history of similar, if not identical projects going head-to-head. A Kurt Russell-starring Wyatt Earp film faced off with a Kevin Coster-starring version in the early '90s. Oliver Stone's Alexander the Great movie killed Baz Luhrmann's. Outside of the biopic realm, Pixar's 'Finding Nemo' and DreamWorks' 'Shark Tale' were released in suspiciously close proximity. The trend continues this year, with two Snow White films hitting theaters and two Steve Jobs biopics entering production. One of the Steve Jobs movies recently hired Aaron Sorkin to pen the script. The other stars Ashton Kutcher will go before the cameras in June and already has an official site.
Steve Jobs passed away less than a year ago, but Hollywood can't wait to make films about him. Currently Ashton Kutcher is filming 'Jobs,' which follows Jobs' rise to power, but now Sony has thrown their hat in the ring, and has Aaron Sorkin adapting Walter Isaacson’s biography 'Steve Jobs' for the big screen.
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It was inevitable that a biopic on Steve Jobs would be made at some point within a year or two after his passing. Now producer Mark Hulme is speaking out about casting Ashton Kutcher in the lead role and more information on what part of Jobs' life the movie will focus on.
Following the death of Steve Jobs, there was much mourning and the entire online world joined together for the digital eulogy to end all digital eulogies. Of course, the moment that was all over, deals were made, hands were shaken and discussions began regarding a film about Jobs' life. And now here we are, with Mr. Jobs cast for his first (and certainly not last) biopic: Ashton Kutcher will don the glasses and the strap on the black turtleneck as the co-founder of Apple in the appropriately titled 'Jobs.'