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'Funny or Die' to release 'iSteve,' a satirical Steve Jobs biopic starring Justin Long

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Ashton Kutcher's Jobs has been delayed, Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic is years away, so the comedy video site Funny or Die is stepping in to fill the void. As reported by The New York Times, the 60- to 75-minute mini-movie iSteve will debut on the site on April 15th, and it marks a bit of a change of pace for Funny or Die. The site is best-known for shorter, YouTube-friendly clips, but iSteve will be the longest project the site has released to date. The movie will also have some familiar names attached to it — Justin Long (he of the Mac vs. PC ads from the mid- to late-2000s) will star as Apple's most famous CEO, and Jorge Garcia of Lost fame will take a turn as Steve Wozniak.

If you're looking for a more factual account, however, you might be better off waiting for Jobs to get a release date. Given the site's focus on comedy, the movie will more be a satire of biopics than a straight-up Jobs story. "In true Internet fashion, it's not based on very thorough research — essentially a cursory look at the Steve Jobs Wikipedia page," said Ryan Perez, iSteve's writer and director, to the NYT. "It's very silly. But it looks at his whole life." The movie found its roots in the idea for a fake Steve Jobs movie trailer, and the idea snowballed from there. At the very least, Perez and iSteve will have one bragging right. "We might not be the best, but we will be the first," Perez said. We guess he hasn't heard of Pirates of Silicon Valley.