Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad Analyze Tech In New jOBS Images
Joshua Michael Sternís Steve Jobs biopic, the awkwardly titled jOBS, will be one of the many movies vying for journalistsí attention at the Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off this week. And because Sterns has uber-celeb Ashton Kutcher in the lead role of Jobs, the filmís getting a nice pre-Sundance boost from national media, which can only help it make a dent once the overcrowded Sundance field kicks into its highest gear.
USA Today, for instance, ran a jOBS photo that also gives us our first look at co-star Josh Gad in character as Steve Wozniak, a computer engineer and programmer who co-founded Apple with Jobs and Ronald Wayne. Hereís the shot:
Sternís movie has been programmed as the Closing Night film for this yearís Sundance fest. After it screens, it will slide off the radar until April, when mainstream audiences will be able to get a full look at the on-screen tribute to the Apple co-founderís earliest days.
A lot has been made of Kutcherís resemblance to a young Steve Jobs. Most of us probably associate his name and likeness to the presentations he made in recent years introducing the latest Apple technologies. And while Iím a die-hard Apple guy, I confess ignorance to the path that Jobs and Wozniak took to form this groundbreaking company. So Iím really hoping that jOBS does an admirable job (no pun intended) of capturing the trials and tribulations of the geniusís early days.
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