Actor Matthew Modine, who has appeared on “Weeds” and will play Deputy Commissioner Foley in the upcoming “The Dark Knight Rises,” is joining the cast of “Jobs”—the Ashton Kutcher indie picture, not the big budget biopic based off the Walter Isaacson book adapted for the screen by Aaron Sorkin.
The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news that Modine will play Apple CEO John Sculley, to Ashton Kutcher’s Jobs. Jobs famously recruited Sculley to join Apple, only to be fired by him two years later.
“It’s my feeling—and I think there’s a lot of people who feel—that had John Sculley not fired Steve Jobs from Apple Computers and [let] Steve go on the journey that he did when he was away from Apple Computers, that we wouldn’t be speaking about Steve Jobs today,” said Modine.
“Jobs” will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern, who last helmed “Swing Vote.” The film will follow Jobs from 1971 into the 21st century. In addition to Kutcher in the lead role, the biopic will also feature “Book of Mormon” star Josh Gad as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
“Jobs” is due in theatres this fall.
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