“Eight months after coping with the news that Ashton Kutcher would be playing Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic of the late Apple founder, film and Apple fans are now beginning to grapple with the first official photo of Kutcher in character,” Julie Miller reports for Vanity Fair.
“Courtesy of the Sundance Film Festival, which, just moments ago, announced that jOBS — weird capitalization choice theirs, not ours — would premiere at this year’s festival, the photo shows the Two and a Half Men lead in a cubicle,” Miller reports. “Outfitted in a button-down shirt, jeans, and a goatee—Kutcher’s Jobs, who leans against a desk in front of a poster bearing the IBM slogan THINK—bears an eerie resemblance to a vintage photo of an actual Steve Jobs floating around on the Internet.”
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jOBS / U.S.A. (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. CLOSING NIGHT FILM
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MacDailyNews Take: It’d be funny if this one ends up being better than the “real” Sony Pictures film based on Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography adapted by Aaron Sorkin. Here’s hoping magic touches both films!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]
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