There are now three films about Apple’s cofounder and former CEO Steve Jobs.
A story by Rosa Golijan from NBC’s Today Tech reports that a full-length, biopic about Jobs, titled iSteve, will be released on April 15. Justin Long, the actor who gained worldwide fame by the “Get a Mac” TV ads portrays jobs.
Here is the kicker to this project. It is being labeled a comedic biopic, which is probably a real cork twister for people who knew the enigmatic Jobs. Funny?
The film is being produced by Funny or Die, a website whose specialty is short comedic films. The writer and producer explained the premise of the film in a story by the New York Times.
“In true Internet fashion, it’s not based on very thorough research — essentially a cursory look at the Steve Jobs Wikipedia page,” Ryan Perez, who wrote and directed the third Steve Jobs biopic, explained to the New York Times. “It’s very silly. But it looks at his whole life.”