Well, Ashton Kutcher certainly pulls off the look of Steve Jobs in the new movie jOBS. The question is, will he be able to pull off a solid performance? We'll find out soon enough. The movie is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next year, and we'll be there to see it and review it!
The movie is being directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote), and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out. I do like how Aaron Sorkins' vision of the man is going to be completely different than this one. This one is more of a typical biopic, the one Sorkin is writing will be told in three scenes at three different Keynote events in his career. I do hope that both movies end up being good, but I'm more interested in Sorkin's take on the man.
Here's a comparable picture of the real Jobs.
You can click here to see some previously released set photos showing Josh Gad as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak; Ahna O’Reilly as Jobs’ girlfriend Chris-Ann Brennan; Lukas Haas as Apple employee DanielKottke; Dermot Mulroney as former Apple CEO Mike Markkula; and Matthew Modine as former Apple CEO John Sculley.
The film covers Jobs from his early years as an impressionable youth and wayward hippie, through his initial successes and infamous ousting, to his storybook return and ultimate triumphs as a man who set out to change the world and did just that.
jOBS chronicles the 30 most defining years of Steve Jobs’ life, as seen through his, colleagues’, and friends’ eyes. Dark, honest, and uncompromising, jOBS plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs’ life.
A rousing narrative of this business and tech icon, jOBS pulls no punches and does not speculate, telling only the candid and captivating account of the life of Steven Paul Jobs.