First Look: Ashton Kutcher from Sundance 2013 Steve 'jOBS' Biopic

December 3, 2012
Source: TheFilmStage

Ashton Kutcher jOBS

Let the buzz begin. It's official - the Steve Jobs indie biopic jOBS has been confirmed to premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in January. Announced this afternoon in the Premieres line-up is the film, directed by Joshua Michael Stern, starring Ashton Kutcher as the late Steve Jobs. Okay, so this is isn't exactly our very first look as there have been a lot of set photos have been floating around of Kutcher. But this is clearly a promo shot, and it looks pretty good. It resembles the real Steve Jobs Apple shot from circa ~70s, which I've added below. So the buzz begins for Kutcher at Sundance 2013 in jOBS - added it to my list.

Here's the first promo photo, as found by The Film Stage. I guess that spelling of jOBS for the title is official.

Steve Jobs Ashton Kutcher

Real Steve Jobs Photo

The Sundance 2013 announcement includes this description: jOBS (Director: Joshua Michael Stern, Screenwriter: Matt Whiteley) — 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. Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons, Matthew Modine. We learned a lot about the film's plot back in April, which will indeed cover roughly 30 years in the life of the technology innovator. It's listed as the Closing Night Film, so it'll premiere in the later half of the festival beginning on January 17th, but we'll be there to catch it. See you in Park City!

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Reader Feedback - 15 Comments


I'm a bit skeptical for this film right now, I'm afraid i will only be able to see Kutcher in this film rather than Steve Jobs. Kutcher to me isn't a transformative actor. For instance when i saw Lincoln, I believed Daniel was Lincoln, but that's cause he's the best at that skill. I just don't know yet, hopefully the trailer will set aside my worries.

Zade_92 on Dec 3, 2012


lovin it

David Darida on Dec 3, 2012


I think we really have yet to see what Kutcher can do. I don't feel like he's been tested enough. Not that I've seen, anyways. I'll watch this despite not caring at all about Jobs.

OfficialJab on Dec 3, 2012


Actually i'm really looking forward to Kutcher impressing me in a role like this cause i think it's about time he becomes a more serious actor. He's done too many comedies to where ihs presence is just getting old.

Zade_92 on Dec 3, 2012


I hope they get Noah Wyle back for that Sorkin adaptation.

Sascha Brittner on Dec 3, 2012


He does look just like him though doesn't he? p.s. Rest in Peace S.J.

conradthegreat on Dec 3, 2012


Jobs had a better moustache

Richie G on Dec 4, 2012


Dude, where's my Macbook Pro? on Dec 3, 2012


worst casting ever..

Jim Dawkins on Dec 3, 2012


This is Ashton's time to prove himself, as long as his Steve Jobs interpretation is not a 'Michael Kelso' kind of 70s character it's cool.

Fidel Reyes on Dec 3, 2012


this is the big question - outside of his MK character, i've never been very impressed with kutcher.

beevis on Dec 4, 2012


Yeah me neither that's why I think this could be his game changer, but I'm not too sure about it

Fidel Reyes on Dec 5, 2012



beevis on Dec 5, 2012


Kutcher's face is just so punchable...

Reginald on Dec 4, 2012


Noah Wylie looked better. And is a better actor.

DAVIDPD on Dec 4, 2012

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