Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 08:13 pm PT (11:13 pm ET)
Funny or Die's 'iSteve' hits the web one day early with 78-minute run timeThe Steve Jobs parody biopic "iSteve" has been released one day ahead of schedule, and coming in at 1 hour and 18 minutes, is as long as many feature-length films.
Screenshot of Justin Long as Steve Jobs in "iSteve." | Source: Funny or Die
"iSteve" was originally slated for debut on Monday, but comedy website Funny or Die pushed back the release due to the Boston Marathon bombing. The film was rescheduled to air tomorrow, but it appears that those interested can can watch it now.
Starring Justin Long (Dodgeball, Jeepers Creepers) in the title role, "iSteve" is the longest Funny or Die project to date, and with a run time of nearly 80 minutes, comes very close to being a full-fledged feature. Alongside Long is Jorge Garcia (Lost) as Steve Wozniak, James Urbaniak playing Bill Gates and Michaela Watkins filling the role of Melinda Gates. Ryan Perez directs.
While a parody, "iSteve" is the first film to take on the Apple cofounder's life story since his death in October 2011. An independent biopic featuring Ashton Kutcher, titled "Jobs," was screened at this year's Sundance Festival in January, but has yet to see a theatrical release.
A big-budget Sony-backed film is in the works with a screenplay from Aaron Sorkin (writer, The Social Network), though that project is said to be years away from completion.
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