The new Ashton Kutcher Apple movie, a Steve Jobs biopic, is set to premier at the Sundance Film Festival later this month. The new film, called 'jOBS,' will focus on the life of the late Apple founder and could get the TV actor higher praise for his movie acting.
The LA Times reported on Jan. 3, that the new movie will hit Sundance on Jan. 25, ahead of its release date in U.S. theaters. The film will cover the life of Jobs from 1971 through 2000, with most of the filming done in the Palo Alto garage where Steve's company really was launched. This will be one of two new Hollywood films to cover Steve Jobs, with the other done by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin ("The Social Network").
The producer of the new film, Michael Hulme, has called Kutcher's performance "inspiring and unforgettable." Now it will be up to the critics who see the film in Park City, Utah at the film festival to decide for themselves.
Ashton Kutcher is best known for his TV roles on "That 70's Show" and currently on "Two and a Half Men." He's been in a variety of films including "No Strings Attached" and "New Year's Eve," but has never quite garnered that critical acclaim as an actor. Could "jOBS" finally bring Kutcher that recognition? Once the film hits Sundance, its reception could give a strong indication.