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Ashton Kutcher's Currently Filming 'jOBS' Biopic Adds More Cast

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood July 10, 2012 at 3:55PM

The Steve Jobs biopic "jOBS" being directed by Joshua Michael Stern (not to be confused with Sony's "Steve Jobs" being scripted by Aaron Sorkin) has made further additions to its cast...
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Jobs in 1976; Kutcher
Jobs in 1976; Kutcher

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.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.