The 2013 Sundance Film Festival will have plenty of comedies in competition, but it'll be the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic "jOBS" that will close out the event.
The indie feature, directed by Joshua Michael Stern, covers 30 years of Jobs' life, from his days as a college dropout to becoming a defining figure in technology.
Not to be confused with Aaron Sorkin's biopic of the late visionary, who died in October 2011, "'jOBS' is a candid, inspiring and personal portrait of the one who saw things differently."
Ashton Kutcher, a.k.a. TV's highest-paid actor, stars as the Apple entrepreneur, a casting choice that left some bewildered and others enraged. With the announcement of the film's premiere on Monday, Sundance also released an image of 34-year-old Kutcher dressed as a young Jobs, clad casually in jeans and holding a pair of glasses in his hand.
While the photo alone may not convince the skeptical that Kutcher was the right man for the job, the director of programming at Sundance, Trevor Groth, assures that the actor owns the role.
"We're really excited to have it as the closing night. It's really an inspirational and entertaining film about a man who has had such a significant impact on the world," Groth told USA Today. "My hunch is he got the job because he bears a striking resemblance to Jobs physically. But [Kutcher] really owns the performance."
Joining "jOBS" in the non-competitive portion of the fest will be another highly publicized biopic, "Lovelace." The film stars Amanda Seyfried as "Deep Throat" adult star Linda Lovelace, Peter Sarsgaard as Chuck Traynor and James Franco as Playboy head Hugh Hefner.
To see the full list of films premiering at Sundance, which runs January 17-27, visit Sundance.org.
Ashton is the best...get aggressive with this role and see how it goes.
Ths acting task is tricky because Steve Jobs was regarded as very intelligent, whereas Ashton Kutcher excels at being a moron. Steve Jobs could easily personify Ashton, Ashton will never, ever, ever have the ability to personify Steve.
ashton and i are professional that's why we win presents and gifts...i just received a louis vitton bag from
the big man...what a great day today.
I wish Ashton the best and hope he can pull it off. Looking like Jobs helps but convincing a public will be a challenge.
Wow! That's Ashton Kutcher?! Astonishing! Obviously, he is completely immersed his character. What a remarkable transformation! I hardly recognized him in that black plastic 1980's watch.
Can this guy get a REAL JOB!!!
locating that....(43) thank you-time for the 518am feeding...bye ashton see u in the movies
He's got the looks, pity he can't act.
Ashton Kutcher with a beard what a stretch. Will the movie come with aspirin and a pillow?
is a moron–she's pathetic–she went down this road with bruce willis who cheated on her also....
its like when does woman see it coming....when i was younger i peaced out right away when
i sensed...i didn't even wait...i just said bye.
I still liked Noah Wyle the best as Steve in Pirates of Silicon Valley!
said othr nite amzing-wnts mre ltr..
he's cute he'll make it.
HE'S SUCH A DOG – after what he did to Demi Moore his "career" should just go away and die.
He too pretty to play steve jobs.
Ashton has a track record as a fairly good actor. But in the photo he looks like Ashton, not Steve Jobs. I will have to see the movie to see if he can recreate the character. I am one of the few people who thought that Lindsey Lohan actually did a pretty good job as Liz.
we have to see if he fits the bill
What a crappy actor. He looks more like a duche, rather than a Jobs.
If you read the biography about Jobs one will discover that while he strived for quality and perfection, as a person Steve Jobs was not a nice guy.
ashton is my man.
But can he play Obama?
and loved his craft until death. i saw one of his last speeches and he did not look well.....but it was business as usual because that's how he was until the bitter end. god bless you Mr. Jobs.
he's a decent actor and we hope for the best....
we need to support ashton and his new acting challenge...don't worry be happy everyone...
in months....had to run cancellations...
to hit the delete buttons this morning
the 2 pigs are up...
mental problems as have been analyzed
job was out of sorts with reality
job was strange
job has bad esteem
I keep seeing headlines for "Weak Jobs Reports". I can only assume that this is what they are referring to.
i've seen 2 of his speeches..i could not take my eyes of of him because he was so intelligent..i did not a psycho energy from him but i did get depression....when it came to his work...he was the greatest.
"'jOBS' is a candid, inspiring and personal portrait of the one who saw things differently." In other words, the movie is a lie. I've been reading Jobs' biography and it's clear that Jobs may have been brilliant, but was also a disgusting, abusive and psychopathic human being.
No it was not.
Steve Jobs 2.0 looks like Ashton Kutcher. Was that in the original design plans?
we love him...donny is still my favorite guy...i wish he could see me get my trophy at waterslides...sigh.
I didnt even like his acting in camera commecials
Ashton i wish you were able to come to my luncheon this week. i know you would have had fun.
Typical Hollywood fubar, cast a mental midget as a genius. Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher was another winner.
He will not be able to pull it off...
its not that easy anymore
Ashton might pull it off; he is one good actor.
Are you serious, Lale? He is absolutely the worst actor on TV. ANd the highest paid? It's not even worth mentioning his name which would give him free publicity. He has the fury of a caged mouse. Just boggles the mind to give this man any respect. His biggest success was sleeping with Demi moore and getting press for it. Christsakes.
when you type your name in that little box on the left....to the outside world that is your name which indicates that is you which then causes howls of laughter from the outside world.
There appears to be a wave of enthusiasm in calling this guy a dou chebag
And for good reason – Kutcher has a natural talent for playing dou chebags.
don't do that.
Ashton is immature...Mr. Jobs was ahead of time.
i love ashton he's a wonderful actor.
I love love love ashton gobble his wobble and no spit sweetie cakes yum
aside from amanda seyfrieds bulging eyes we can watch her throat bulge too! god bless!
your not a fat phuck silly be positive
Hope he is better a serious roles than comedy.
carefull ashton i would make sure your making the right decision
Naw dont be fooled thats really Steve who faked his death and posing as Ashton Kutcher but, IMHO, he looks more like cross eyed Worf giving us the evil eye lol
Jobs, Jobs and more Jobs. Take cover! The unnessary avalanche of jobspocalypstic movies has begun...
I wonder if this will show what a dick Jobs was like Pirates of Silicon Valley did.
I will not be watcing the movie. I am no fan of Ashton. However, Steve Jobs is a Bos$, he made the I stuff. Ipod, Iphone, Ipad(not a woman`s hygine product. lol) I remeber when he came out with the Macintosh computers. Even Bill Gates had respect for him.I wonder if he were still alive, if he would develope a console gameing system like Xbox, or Playstation. It would probably be good. What do you think?
Awesome, let's keep glorifying the lives of computer nerds and making them into dashing superheroes bangin' chicks left and right, ala The Social Network. I'm sure this will be a realistic portrayal. And can we all just finally hop off of Jobs' pole? He was a clever marketer who took pre-existing products and made them appeal to hipsters. No innovation whatsoever, and was apparently not too friendly a guy. "Must Miss".
I'm a computer nerd but I agree 100%
i love computers also and i also agree 100%
Why do they have an IBM 'think' poster in the background?! Someone didn't do basic research.
The photo is actually a recreation of a famous Jobs pic. Research it yourself via basic google search.
I dun reckon we see an ass playing an ass. i do. i do.
I reckon we see an ass playing an ass. i do. i do.
Nate Dhamers wears women's eyewear.
must be the same person who cast lindsey lohan as elizabeth taylor...not even close
Noah Wyle played a great Steve Jobs in Pirates of Silicon Vally.
I tried to paste a photo of Steve Jobs that they apparently recreated with Ashton Kutcher. I couldnt. However, if you want to see it, just type "young steve jobs" into google or yahoo images and you will see it. As far as looking like him, its pretty good. I'm not going to tell you that Kutcher is Laurence Olivier, but maybe he does a Paul Reubens in "Blow" and totally nails it.
Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw him,
you would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph
join in any reindeer games.
Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say:
"Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"
Then all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you'll go down in history!
I love it when a couple of 'tards try to correct each others' grammar
that's so 70's...
...except of course the picture it's based on was taken in the '80s.
lot of kiss from a worldwide unknown performer from a nokia mobile. i work on my lyrics with wave format. aiff files are a joke.
Yes he was a genius and sure he made billions by making computers more human, and smartphones easier to use & better looking. But if only he had used his talents to find a cure for cancer.
Hmm, well I guess he sort of did do that.
It's all about what star can bring in the big box office bucks. How else can you explain Lenny Kravitz playing Marvin Gaye vice Jesse L. Martin??
Keanu Reeves or John Cusak would be a million times better!!
He doesn't need either a comma or an apostrophe. He simply has mistakenly typed "are" instead of "all."
well, I can see Ashton as Jobs because physically they are similar...who knows he may pull it off....not any worse than Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher
Casting Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs is like casting Honey Boo Boo as Hilary Clinton or Jaleel White as Martin Luther King. Ugh.
If they're going for making an epicly bad movie, this might be a real winner.
It has always amazed me that anyone hires Ashton Kutcher for a role. He has not talent and no looks.
Holy cow he looks just like Ashton Kutcher. Always. Looks.
be on the next Honey D oo D oo episode.
I'm not sure if he can handle it.
What an insult to Jobs' name. Looks nothing like him. Looks like Ashie with a bad beard and a pot-belly.
seriously, use a god damn Comma
ashton is a hot papi
I'm assuming the next James Bond will also be played by Ashton Kutcher... and then the next Mission Impossible has Ashton Kutcher... and then Star Wars... etc...
Ashton Kutcher is really NOT that good.
come on south
Looks like Ashton Kutcher.
This movie is gonna be t urdalicious.
D oooo D ooooo
now thats real dirty mr sanchez now do us all a favor and trip and fall face first on top of your stinking pile of poo lol
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