The made for TV movie that will show us a large chunk of Steve Jobs’ life has cast the mother of his first child.
One of the darker periods of Steve Jobs’ history swirled around an artist named Chris-Ann Brennan, with whom he had a child. If you’ve ever seen The Pirates of Silicon Valley TV movie, you know the story, but otherwise it isn’t discussed that often.
Jobs and Brennan dated off and on since high school, and in 1978 they had a daughter together, Lisa. At first Steve Jobs denied paternity of the child, but oddly enough chose to name Apple’s first computer “Lisa.” At the time Apple said it was acronym for “Local Integrated Software Architecture,” but years later the Apple co-founder would admit he named it for his child. Mr. Jobs went so far as to deny he could possibly be the father in court documents where he claimed he was “sterile and infertile, and as a result thereof, did not have the physical capacity to procreate a child.” He later did claim paternity, had her live with him through part of his teen years and eventually paid for her to go to Harvard University.
jOBS: Get Inspired will star Ashton Kutcher as the title character and will cover his life from 1971 to 2000. Considering the time span the film will be covering, there is no indication of how much focus will be given to the Brennan aspect, but it would be impossible to ignore if you truly want to tell the story of his life.
This, of course, is just one of the two films currently being worked on that will discuss the life and times of Steve Jobs, and is not to be confused with the film based on the of Steve Jobs’ biography that is being written by Aaron Sorkin.