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"Jobs" movie about Apple founder Steve Jobs begins shooting

June 26, 2012|By Aida Ahmad
  • Apple's website announcement of Steve Jobs' death in October.
Apple's website announcement of Steve Jobs' death in October. (Apple )

Filming for the biopic “Jobs," the true story of Apple founder Steve Jobs, has begun on location in Los Angeles and Los Altos, Calif. The cast, which includes Ron Eldard, John Getz, Lesley Ann Warren, James Woods, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine and Dermot Mulroney, will join Ashton Kutcher, who plays the title role.

“Jobs” will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern (“Swing Vote”, “Neverwas”) from an original screenplay by Matt Whiteley, and is a Five Star Feature Film Production produced by Mark Hulme.

Another high-profile Silicon Valley themed movie, “The Social Network”, the 2010 film about the founding of social networking site Facebook, was also filmed in various locations in Los Angeles. Getz played the role of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's attorney in “The Social Network.”

"Jobs" chronicles Jobs’ transformation 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.

In “Jobs,” Gad will portray Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, while Eldard will play Apple designer Rod Holt. Getz will carry the role of Jobs’ father, Paul Jobs, and Warren will play Jobs’ adoptive mother, Clara Jobs.

This is not the only Jobs biopic in the works. Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who wrote "The Social Network," will write a Sony Pictures’ adaptation of Walter Isaacson's biography "Steve Jobs."

Eldard co-starred in “Super 8” while Warren recently co-starred on USA’s “In Plain Sight” and “Desperate Housewives.” Woods is best known for starring in "The Onion Field," "Against All Odds," and "My Name is Bill W."

The release of “Jobs” is planned for December.

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