The Ashton Kutcher biopic of Steve Jobs — called, perhaps unsurprisingly, jOBS — has been given an official release date. Come January 27 of next year, at the final night of the Sundance Film Festival, you’ll finally get to see Kutcher in the iconic turtleneck and blue jeans.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, jOBS was specifically chosen to end the festival:
But Trevor Groth, director of programming for Sundance, said the film was chosen to close the festival because “there’s something inspirational about it. To see what he achieved by just like staying true to his vision is something that, you know, I think a lot of people can relate to and get hope from.”
I have to say, I’m pretty impressed with how well Kutcher looks like Jobs in the pic above — compare it to the original, and tell me they’re not near identical.
This isn’t the only Steve Jobs biopic in the works — there’s also one based on the Walter Isaacson biography, which is being written by Aaron Sorkin, and will allegedly take place backstage at three of Apple’s biggest reveals, completely in real time.
[via The Verge]