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Ashton Kutcher's 'jOBS' to close Sundance Film Festival next month

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Ashton Kutcher's 'jOBS' to close Sundance Film Festival next month
Book of Mormon's Josh Gad plays 'The Woz'

Book of Mormon's Josh Gad plays 'The Woz'

The Sundance Film Festival, which will run January 17th through the 27th, has announced that the movie getting the coveted final screening of the festival will be "jOBS," which is the biography starring Ashton Kutcher as the late Steve Jobs. The biography will cover the years 1971 through 2000 and should include the first time he met Stevce Wozniak (played by Book of Mormon's Josh Gad), the creation of Apple, his departure from Apple, and the purchase of NeXT which led right back to his return as Chairman and CEO of the company he co-founded. Jobs' ex-girl friend Chris-Ann Brennan will be played by Ahna O'Reilly and Matthew Modine will play former Apple CEO John Sculley. Bill Gates will be portrayed by an unknown actor.

This movie should not be confused with the film that will be based on Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs. That script is being written by  Aaron Sorkin and an early outline reveals that this picture will be broken down into three parts, each showing Jobs backstage before one of his famous product announcements: the original Mac, NeXT, and the Apple iPod. If true, neither movie will delve into the introduction of the Apple iPhone and the changes to the mobile industry that followed its release. 

source: SundanceFilmFestival, Verge via AppleInsider

Ashton Kutcher (R) as Steve Jobs in 'jOBS'

Ashton Kutcher (R) as Steve Jobs in 'jOBS'


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posted on 03 Dec 2012, 19:28 13

1. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


That makes sense, an actor with no talent portraying a man that used to run a company that - now - has no innovative talent. :)

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 19:34 9

3. lyndon420 (Posts: 1642; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Hey...did you catch the iphone ad where they showcased the noise cancelling mic? They made it out to be something amazing when it is something that is practically expected on any smart phone these days.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 20:06 6

7. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Yeah. When I thought apple couldn't make anything worse than their devices they came out with their terribad commercials. To be honest, the ones that bother me the most are those that use hands/fingers that look like the person has 2 left hands. It's plain creepy.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 22:03

12. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Heh, the 1971 scene must be easy 4 Ashton cuz he was on "That 70's Show"

There is some resemblance between them, though

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 20:11

8. lonestrider (Posts: 83; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


which one have no talent? the company or the man?
you mention about 'a company that - now'. Now. but the 'man' you mention before isn't running that company anymore.
that company is much better when that man is there.
so, that man is innovative (at least at the presentation things). the company itself (should be represent the present man who's running it) is a crap.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 23:36 7

13. AnTuTu (Posts: 599; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


This movie will be based on how you can steal others ideas, patent them as your own and then sue others who are using that technology in their products.

This will be a biggest blockbuster hit lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz and only iFans would line up for this crap.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 19:33 8

2. Droiddoes (unregistered)


Who the f*ck would pay money to see this? I just don't get it, just like "the social network", could not care less.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 19:55 4

4. Whateverman (Posts: 3162; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I don't know about PAYING to see this movie, but I would watch it if it were a "made for tv" type movie. It would probably be a better mini series than a movie. But it would have to cover everything, all the way up until the very end. I'm talking the the pregnant girlfriend he dumped, the astranged daughter, stealing the mouse, and going all "thermonuclear".

Yeah, I might watch that.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 20:03

5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5649; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I kinda like the original film bout STEVE JOBS why remake it?

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 21:24 2

10. Whateverman (Posts: 3162; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Original movie? What was it called, "Jacka$$"! JK.

But really what movie was that, I missed it.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 21:27 6

11. tedkord (Posts: 3939; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


He's probably talking about Pirates of Silicon Valley. It was a pretty good watch.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 02:08

14. Whateverman (Posts: 3162; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Thanks! I'll have to check that out.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 20:06

6. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


i will be waiting Josh Gad who will play the role of Steve Woz..
waiting for his quote "WP is the smoothest OS while Android is the best in innovating".

wait there's one more

He will say "Apple is best in suing and patenting" ..

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 21:10 1

9. someones4 (Posts: 614; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


I still think that steve jobs doesn't deserve his own movie. Plenty of other true visionaries out there.

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