Ashton Kutcher’s jOBS film set to debut at Sundance in January

By , Dec 3, 2012

As most of you know, there are currently two Steve Jobs-based movies in the works. One is an indie film that has been in production for several months now and stars Ashton Kutcher. And the other, a Sony project, is being penned by Aaron Sorkin.

Well as it turns out, the former, entitled jOBS, is almost finished. And the Sundance group just announced that they would be debuting the flick during their legendary Sundance Film Festival this upcoming January. More details after the fold…

The 2013 Sundance Film Festival will take place in Park City, Utah and run from January 17th through the 27th. And according to the Film Festival’s press release, the Kutcher movie will be premiering on the final night of the festival; so the 27th.

jOBS / U.S.A. (Director: Joshua Michael Stern, Screenwriter: Matt Whiteley) — The true story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history, jOBSchronicles 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 KutcherDermot MulroneyJosh GadLukas HaasJ.K. SimmonsMatthew ModineCLOSING NIGHT FILM.”

When it was first announced back in April that Ashton Kutcher, of That 70’s Show fame, would be playing the iconic CEO, needless to say there was a lot of skepticism. And while I’m sure much of that still remains, you have to admit, the man looks the part.

Outside of the Sundance debut, there’s no word on when the movie will make it to movie theaters. And as far as the other Jobs film, Sorkin recently offered up some details on his approach to the script, but it seems Sony is still a ways off from filming.

What do you think of Kutcher’s Jobs-like appearance? Are you looking forward to the movie?

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  • Kyrandgel Rios

    idk about his role, but he sure damn looks like steve on that pic… let’s just hope he doesn’t bring any of his “comedy” to the movie.

    • http://twitter.com/RazinYuzer Razin Yuzer

      obviously you have never seen butterfly effect by him and it’s not a comedy..

      • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

        I haven’t seen that movie but I have only heard terrible things about it and it has terrible reviews so it doesn’t give me much hope for this unless the movie was bad for reasons other than Kutchers acting.

      • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

        The first one was a great movie, the other two not so much

      • Dan

        The first butterfly effect was great (even has 7.7 on imdb), I started seeing him as a real actor after that movie. Just forget the other two though.

      • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

        Yeah I don’t usually trust imdb for ratings because its user rated not by real critics. But seems like people like this movie while critics don’t so I say f*ck the critics. I’ll give it a watch then thanks.

      • http://twitter.com/RazinYuzer Razin Yuzer

        yeah only the first one is good the sequels are like disney’s home videos sequels ahaha just give it a try.. you may or not like it.. at least it willbe of your own opinion..

  • mehrab

    hey please help me my 4s safari and app store has been slow since i installed ios 6 i tried all bug fixes and hard resets even restored it worked for 5 hours then bam it became slow again

    • http://twitter.com/lukejmulholland Luke Mulholland

      Could be down to your 3G/wifi connectivity?

      • http://www.facebook.com/mehrabh Mehrab Haque

        no wifi”s prettty fast i compared the safari speeds to my ipod 4 running ios 5.1.1 ipods way waaayy faster at brwising and downloading content

  • wonderboydave

    kutcher has some big shoes to fill, but if anything he should be fine. I wonder who’s playing Woz?

    • http://twitter.com/lukejmulholland Luke Mulholland

      Josh Gad plays as Woz

    • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

      Some guy named Josh Gad. I have no idea who he is but that’s who’s playing Woz, there you go I guess.

  • Carlos Briones

    I’m actually really excited for this. Although Kutcher usually plays in comedies, he can (hopefully) play the part. He sure looks it.

  • Hyr3m

    He looks too nice to be Steve Jobs; they need to add more douchiness to Ashton to make him a believable Steve…

    • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

      You can’t really tell that from a picture, it’s best to watch the movie before making that kind of judgement

      • Hyr3m

        Alright then : *From what I can see from the picture, he looks too nice to be Steve Jobs; …

        Better ? :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

    Anyone think this seems like a quick job(no pun intended)? I mean, the best movies often take a year or two to complete