Fans of Michael B. Jordan have watched him grow from teenage drug dealer (on The Wire) to leading man, receiving recent festival praise for his work in Fruitvale Station. In the film Jordan plays 22-year-old Oscar Grant III, who was shot and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer in the early hours of New Year’s Day 2009. Grant’s death resulted in major riots in the Bay Area, but Jordan and first time writer-director Ryan Coogler don’t try to villanize the institution or point the finger. Instead, what you get is a rich, layered depiction of a life that’s no more.
By Sabrina Rojas Weiss
Mere hours after the passing of Apple co-creator Steve Jobs, Deadline.com asked, “Will Hollywood Book Biopic of Steve Jobs?” Too soon? Maybe. But it does seem inevitable. Long before Mark Zuckerberg was making computer geekery the stuff of an Oscar-nominated hit, Jobs and Steve Wozniack were tinkering in a garage, Tom Edison-style, back in 1976.
Of course, that gets us dreaming up who could play Jobs as he prepares to revolutionize our lives — and we love picturing the great ’70s costumes and sets this movie would require. And yeah, we’re thinking out of the box a bit with this, but come along in this imaginative exercise, and then let us know your own suggestions in the comments below!
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