Filming is already underway in Los Angeles on jOBS - one of two Steve Jobs biopics in the works - and the cast continues to expand. Just announced as signing up for jobs on jOBS are Ron Eldard, John Getz, Lesley Ann Warren, and James Woods. They'll be joining Ashton Kutcher, who is playing Steve Jobs, as well as Josh Gad as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Lukas Haas as Apple engineer Daniel Kottke, Matthew Modine as former Apple CEO John Sculley, and Dermot Mulroney as second Apple CEO Mike Markkula. Eldard's tackling the role of Apple designer Rod Holt; Getz is Steve's father, Paul; Warren is set to play Steve's adoptive mom, Clara; and Woods is portraying Steve's former Dean of Students Jack Dudman.
Swing Vote director Joshua Michael Stern is helming the drama from a script by Matt Whiteley. jOBS is aiming for a winter 2012 release.
The official synopsis: "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."
The other Steve Jobs film in the works is set up at Sony and has Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin attached to adapt Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography.
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