Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs biopic premieres at Sundance 2013

The long awaited launch of the biopic focusing on Apple founder Steve Jobs will make its world premiere during the world's best known independent film festival. Today, it was announced that the movie, now titled simply as jOBS, will be the closing film for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

The film itself, which stars Two and a Half Men's Ashton Kutcher as Apple's late founder and leader, will be shown on January 27th. The press release came with the first official image of jOBS, showing Kutcher's interpretation of a young Steve Jobs in the 1980s.

Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, the film is described in the press release in the following synopsis:

The true story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history, jOBS chronicles the defining 30 years of Steve Jobs’ life. jOBS is a candid, inspiring and personal portrait of the one who saw things differently.

Besides Kutcher, other well known actors who will appear in roles in jOBS include Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine. In our interview earlier this year with the movie's producer Mark Hulme, he told us that the film will " ... primarily focuses on the early years of Apple, its founding and the up and down years: 1971 - 2000."

Source: Sundance press release | Image via Glen Wilson

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Luis Mazza said,
So convincing....
Steve must be revolving in his tomb.

nahh hes still partying hard with elvis and the alien from area 51

xSuRgEx said,

nahh hes still partying hard with elvis and the alien from area 51

You're saying theres both aliens and Elvis in Hell?

1Pixel said,

You're saying theres both aliens and Elvis in Hell?

Aliens = Mars.
Elvis = Mars.
Jobs (like most salesmen and CEO)= Hell.

BattleDaggit said,
Can't wait to not see this.

I would *love* to be a fly on the wall at this Apple-worshipping douchefest.

bcrx7 said,
And what will be the difference between this movie and "Pirates of Silicon Valley"?

Steve will be more of a hero and less douche-y this time around I'm guessing.

Phantom Spaceman said,

Steve will be more of a hero and less douche-y this time around I'm guessing.

I really hope not, the man was a tyrant. A large part of his success came from his flaws.

Every time I see/hear Ashton Kutcher, I remember him from that dorky idiot from That 70's Show. Don't care to see the movie either. Read enough about him in snippets from his biography. Plus, not my kind of movie.

techbeck said,
Every time I see/hear Ashton Kutcher, I remember him from that dorky idiot from That 70's Show. Don't care to see the movie either. Read enough about him in snippets from his biography. Plus, not my kind of movie.

Lol, thats how he was when he started on two and a half men. A rich Kelso!

techbeck said,
Every time I see/hear Ashton Kutcher, I remember him from that dorky idiot from That 70's Show. Don't care to see the movie either. Read enough about him in snippets from his biography. Plus, not my kind of movie.

Watch Butterfly Effect then. If you purportedly watch only the crappy shows then don't be surprised.

techbeck said,
Every time I see/hear Ashton Kutcher, I remember him from that dorky idiot from That 70's Show. Don't care to see the movie either. Read enough about him in snippets from his biography. Plus, not my kind of movie.

haha, i loved him in that 70s show, kelso was great!

BGM said,

haha, i loved him in that 70s show, kelso was great!

I did to. But its like Webster, everyone will remember you for a certain role you played

bviktor said,

Watch Butterfly Effect then. If you purportedly watch only the crappy shows then don't be surprised.

Ive seen butterfly effect. I just dont like his as an actor and do not think he is a good actor. But that is MO

Kutcher was maybe all right on That 70's Show but he absolutely disgusts me anymore.

Why do all the film companies think he's so popular? I think he's a d**k head though and through!

Used to like 2 and Half Men, but can't stand it anymore. I downloaded the very first episode with this dinkweed in it and still haven't watched it. I finally caught the new version of the show just a few weeks ago on tv. After watching about 10 minutes of it, I turned it off and deleted that show I had downloaded!!

Absolutely no plans on watching this movie now either!

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