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

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


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11 Comments

1. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

8. lonestrider

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 31, 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.

13. AnTuTu

Posts: 1601; Member since: Oct 14, 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.

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.

4. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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.

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

10. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Original movie? What was it called, "Jacka$$"! JK. But really what movie was that, I missed it.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17296; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

14. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Thanks! I'll have to check that out.

6. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 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" ..

9. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

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

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