'Kids Are All Right' Actor Joins Steve Jobs Movie

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Eddie Hassell will play an Apple employee in the Ashton Kutcher film "Jobs."

The Kids Are All Right actor Eddie Hassell has joined the cast of the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, which stars Ashton Kutcher as the late Apple founder.

Hassell will play Chris Espinoza, employee No. 8 at Apple and who joined at the age of 14 in 1976 when the company was still housed in Jobs' parents' garage, writing software manuals and coding after school.

Jobs is directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) and penned by Stern and Matt Whiteley. The film, which will take place from 1971 to the 21st century, centers on Jobs and his battles with the Apple board, which would eventually let him go.

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Hassell joins a cast that includes Josh Gad, J.K. Simmons, Matthew Modine and Lukas Haas. Producers are Mark Hulme and Gil Cates. Production is currently underway in California.

A competing Jobs movie is in the works at Sony, based on the biography by Walter Isaacson and with a screenplay by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin.

Repped by Talent Works and Marshak/Zachary, Hassell next stars in Family Weekend with Dermot Mulroney and Christina Hendricks, as well as new Lifetime series Devious Maids from Marc Cherry. He has had stints on Bones and Southland.