The Steve Jobs biopic, jOBS, is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this next week, and in anticipation of that two new photos have been released featuring Ashton Kutcher as Jobs, and they give us our first look at Josh Gad as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. When talking to USA Today Gad had this to say about Kutcher in the role...
There is an eerie resemblance — he didn't have to do much to get there. When he showed up, it sent a ripple of shock throughout the set. Everyone was like, 'We're in the presence of Jobs. Let's go do this.' It was literally like being in the room with the creator of Apple. This is one of those roles that's the perfect fit.
When talking about the story of the film he said,
In a way, it's a love story between these two men, and their journey is full of heartbreak and some different parting-of-ways moments.
The combination of Jobs' ambition and design and Woz's technical genius provided us with one of the most revolutionary tools ever created — the personal computer.
The movie was directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) and also stars 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.
We'll make sure to let you know how the movie is after we see it, but you'll be able to check it out yourself when it's released in April of 2013. Here's the synopsis...
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.