What movie is closing this year's Sundance Film Festival? Well, it's jOBS, the upcoming biopic from director Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote), in which Ashton Kutcher portrays a young Steve Jobs -- specifically during the early days of Apple computers when the ambitious tech wiz was trying to start up the company in 1971. After its Park City premiere, promotion for the film will continue next week at San Francisco's Macworld. Kutcher is scheduled to join co-star Josh Gad (who plays Job's right-hand man / Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak) for a live panel discussion.
But you don't have to wait until then to get a taste of their acting chemistry. Just check out this sneak peek clip from their movie which features both Kutcher as Jobs and Gad as Wozniak. Here, they are debating on whether computers have wide audience appeal. "No one wants to buy a computer," Gad says in the clip. Oh, how times have changed.
jOBS is set to open in theaters on April 19th -- a date that actually marks Apple's 37th anniversary.
We follow Steve Jobs (ASHTON KUTCHER) from the enthusiasm and self-discovery of his youth through his darkest days, brightest triumphs, and the ultimate power of his drive, his passions, and his undying will to change everything we thought possible. Dark, honest, and uncompromising, "Jobs" plunges into the depths of Steve Jobs' character, uncovering his driving motivations, his gifts, his flaws, his failures, and his ultimate successes.
jOBS stars Dermot Mulroney, James Woods, J.K. Simmons, Lesley Ann Warren, Ahna O'Reilly, Ron Eldard, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine, Kevin Dunn