Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs: first-look image
If there was ever any doubt (and c’mon, there wasn’t), the first official shot proves that Kutcher is a spot-on match for the young Jobs, looks-wise.
What’s less certain is whether Kutcher will have the dramatic chops to carry a performance that’ll be so closely scrutinised, but if he does pull it off, it’ll be a surefire gamechanger for him.
Beating the rival Aaron Sorkin-scripted Steve Jobs movie (based on the official biography by Walter Isaacson) into completion by a comfortable margin (Sorkin’s still working on the screenplay, and there are currently no stars or directors attached), jOBS will premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, alongside a host of hot-ticket debuts.
You can check out the full list of Sundance 2013 premieres below (via the official press release), but the ones we’re most keenly anticipating include Before Midnight (Richard Linklater’s Sunrise/Sunset sequel), The Look Of Love (Michael Winterbottom and Steve Coogan’s latest collaboration), Lovelace (starring Amanda Seyfried), and Don Jon’s Addiction (the directorial debut of Joseph Gordon-Levitt).