Steve Jobs biopic to begin filming in garage where Apple was born

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It was announced on Friday that the upcoming feature film "jOBS," which will chronicle the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, is set to begin principal photography in the original garage that was the humble home to what would one day become the world's most valuable tech company.

In an effort to be as accurate and authentic as possible, the early scenes of the film will be shot in Jobs' old Los Altos home and garage where he and Steve Wozniak put together the first Apple computer.

A Friday release from the movie's production company Five Star Feature Films said that production began immediately upon Jobs' retirement in 2011 and involved extensive research that included interviews with friends, co-workers and mentors.

Producers hope to create an accurate and rousing depiction of what they call the "30 most defining years" of Jobs' life in a film that is "dark, honest, and uncompromising."

Thus far, only the film's star Ashton Kutcher has been officially announced as being attached to the project, though it has been rumored that broadway actor Josh Gad from the "Book of Mormon" was approached to take the role of Wozniak.

Executive producer Mark Hulme said in April that he hopes to get the film completed in time for a fourth quarter 2012 release.

Director Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) and Oscar-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter (Titanic) will bring tasked with bringing the defining moments of Jobs' life to the small screen. The project is said to focus on the innovator's tumultuous years between 1971 and 2000.

"jOBS" is set to start principal filming in June. | Source:

In an unrelated project, Sony is planning to make a major motion picture with its purchase of the movie rights to Walter Isaacson's best-selling authorized biography. The book will be adapted for the screen by acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who won an Academy Award for his work on The Social Network. It was reported on Thursday that Wozniak had been brought on as a "tutor", though it is unclear what duties that role entails. Sony has yet to announce a tentative release date.