You may remember that last year saw the release of the official Steve Jobs biography, written by Walter Isaacson. Following on from that are 2 eagerly awaited films about Steve Jobs, the first of which is entitled “jOBS“. Directed by relative unknown Joshua Michael Stern, this is not the official adaptation of the biography but it is one of the most widely anticipated films of the last few years, promising to be an unparalleled look at the most important 30 years of Steve Jobs life.
The lead role is played by Ashton Kutcher, who starred in Dude, Where’s My Car and That 70’s Show and who looks eerily similar to a young Steve Jobs. The first official press image depicts Kutcher as Jobs in a familiar looking Apple office and, when compared with a similar photograph of Jobs the resemblance is striking. Other stars of the film include James Woods, Dermot Mulroney and Matthew Modine. Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple is played by Josh Gad.
The film has remained low-key during its making, although the cast and crew are currently hard at work ensuring that the finished product gives a truthful an accurate portrayal of “the man who changed the world”. News is out that the film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on 27th January and has been given the grand honour fo being the closing movie of the festival.
Sony Pictures are making the second film, entitled “Steve Jobs”, which is based on the official biography. Screenplay is being written by Aaron Sorkin and has been described as “just 3 scenes portrayed in real-time”. There is no news about the release of the movie yet.
Steve Jobs died on October 5th 2011, aged just 56 years old.
Previous images of the movie during shoot , earlier this year :