While many will be thinking about their income taxes on April 15, we'll have our eyes glued to Funny or Die — Will Ferrell's website of comedy shorts. That's when a full-length biopic about Steve Jobs, dubbed iSteve, will be released on the site. Until then, we'll have to be satisfied with the teaser trailer released Tuesday.
The brief clip can be viewed on Funny or Die. It doesn't give away much about the upcoming movie, which TODAY.com is told will clock in somewhere between 60 and 75 minutes once it is released, but it certainly makes us stare at our calendar with little patience.
Two other Steve Jobs biopics were announced long before "iSteve," but the Funny or Die production will actually be the first in wide distribution, hitting the Web long before the others arrive in theaters or digital channels.
"In true Internet fashion, it’s not based on very thorough research — essentially a cursory look at the Steve Jobs Wikipedia page," Ryan Perez, who wrote and directed the movie, explained to the New York Times when it was first announced. "It’s very silly. But it looks at his whole life."
Justin Long, known for his roles in "Dodgeball" and "Waiting" — not to mention Apple's "Get a Mac" ad campaign — is playing the part of the late Apple co-founder. James Urbaniak ("Venture Bros.") and Michaela Watkins ("Saturday Night Live," "Enlightened") will be in the movies as Bill and Melinda Gates, while Jorge Garcia of "Lost Fame" plays Steve Wozniak.
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