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March 18, 2013
Funny or Die is making a Steve Jobs movie starring Justin Long
— Posted by Ryan
With the official release of the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher being April 19, the comedy website Funny or Die announced that they will be doing their own feature which will be released just four days before on April 15. The film will star Justin Long and unlike their usual short comedy clips, this will be a 60 to 75 minute parody of biopics surrounding Steve Jobs.
Funny or Die has some heavy hitters backing their site and there’s a good chance that this film will bring some laughs and also stir up some controversy with the people who find it tasteless to poke fun at Jobs’ life. Justin Long has been in many Apple product commercials so it seems fitting that he would take the role and I also think he can be pretty funny at times. What do you think of a biopic parody releasing before an actual biopic has even been released?
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