Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs biopic, titled 'jOBS,' is currently scheduled to come out this spring.
jOBS star Ashton Kutcher bears an uncanny resemblance to Apple co-founder and computer/social technology innovator Steve Jobs when he was a young man, but does the cinematic biopic have anything else to recommend itself? Well, its backers seem to believe so, as jOBS is premiering as the closing night entry at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival this month.
Open Road Films is partnering with Five Star Feature Films on jOBS, with plans to release the movie theatrically this April. That will allow the historical flick to not be overlooked during the competitive summer season. Moreover, it’s joining fellow inspirational real-figure biopic 42 – chronicling the experience of baseball legend Jackie Robinson – as an alternative to that month’s big releases (Oblivion, Evil Dead, Pain & Gain, etc.).
Kutcher’s vehicle was titled Jobs: Get Inspired at one point and runs the gamut when it comes to Steve Jobs’ accomplishments; by comparison, Aaron Sorkin’s Jobs project - which is currently in the scripting stage – examines his identity and historical significance through (literally) three separate scenes-as-narrative acts, taking place at pivotal moments in his career (for more, check out this LA Times report). That subversion of traditional biopic expectations goes even further than Steven Spielberg’s Golden Globe-nominated Lincoln.