The crumbs of rumors regarding the biographical movie about America’s most beloved CEO, “jOBS,” are shaping up to be a full-fledged production sheet for the film. First, Aaron Sorkin was confirmed to direct the film.
Aston Kutcher is said to be on board to play Jobs himself. Broadway star Josh Gad was recently in talks with movie execs to take on the roll of the prankster-loving Steve Wozniak. Now, Mathew Modine has been confirmed to play Apple’s former CEO John Sculley. Technically, that would make him the villain of the film.
Modine, best known for his role as Private J.T. “Joker” Davis in Full Metal Jacket, will take on the roll of a young and passionate Sculley who joined Apple as a friend and confidante of the headstrong Steve Jobs. However, we all know where that friendship led. Ultimately, Sculley led the charge to rid Apple Computers of its founder and nearly sent the company into bankruptcy.
While bygones have passed, there is no doubt that Sorkins’ upcoming biopic of the most beloved CEO in the world will need a little spice and Modine as Sculley is just the man to do it.
[via Entertainment Weekly]