Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs movie to premiere at Sundance
Following the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs, Hollywood inevitably swept in to put his life on the silver screen. Now, the first fruit of their labours is about to hit cinemas, with the first posthumous Jobs biopic, jOBS, closing the Sundance Film Festival in January.
Starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, jOBS takes in 30 years of the Apple founder's life, starting in 1971 – a period that covers his early successes with Apple, his less successful venture at NeXT, and the foundation of Pixar. That timeframe means that the triumphant finale of the script will likely involve the launch of the first iPod, in 2001.
Josh Gad will play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, with Dermot Mulroney, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine and JK Simmons rounding out the cast. The film is directed by Joshua Michael Stern and written by Matt Whiteley.
jOBS isn't the only Steve Jobs biopic in the works – The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin is penning his own take on Steve Jobs' life, based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the Apple founder.