Which actor should play Steve in upcoming biopic?
Insanely great casting needed
After this week's announcement that the late Steve Jobs will be remembered through a Hollywood biopic, the obvious question facing Sony Pictures is… which actor gets the nod for the lead role?
The film rights to Walter Isaacson's biography, due to be published later this month, was snapped up by Sony Pictures for a healthy sum, with Source Code's Mark Gordon earmarked to produce the movie version.
To cash in on the current hype though, the studio will have to act fast. But who is the right man to step into Steve's shoes?
Noah Wyle as Jobs and Joey Slotnik as Woz in Pirates of Silicon Valley
Noah Wyle did a very good Job(s) in the 1999 TV film Pirates of Silicon Valley, but a fresh face is likely here. Perhaps even two actors are needed: one for the young bearded hippie who created Apple and another for the bloke who oversaw the iPod generation.
Finding lookalikes in the acting world is much harder than it seems, though. Aston Kutcher, Stanley Tucci... Christopher Eccleston? Let us know who you would choose. ®
Jobbing Actors Required
Well, seeing as this is a Hollywood flick, historical accuracy will be somewhere in the car park (or 'parking lot', as our cousins over the pond would say) so, with this in mind, I think Jackie Chan should play the young Jobs, striving to make a name in a strange land after being stolen from a Triad-controlled Chinese workhouse, and then Ving Rhames to play an older Jobs who takes on the might of Nasty Rival Company (with a despotic, evil, bastard of a boss - played by a Brit, probably) through the use of guile, sex appeal and bloody big guns and explosions.
The plot will write itself, of course.
There can be only one choice
Jobs was a major control freak who dressed in black all the time, took centre stage at huge rallies of rabidly fanatic followers who practically deified him, tried to conquer the world (and failed), and died aged 56. Last time they needed someone to play someone with those characteristics, Bruno Ganz knocked it out of the park.
(NB: all similarities are cosmetic. Jobs didn't improve the world by dying, for starters.)
Lots of CEOs are from the north...
And Brian Blessed as the Woz
Samuel L Jackson.