Ashton Kutcher, an actor known for titles such as The Butterfly Effect, is taking on the challenge of bringing Apple’s late CEO and co-founder to the big screen. In the upcoming movie, titled jOBS, Kutcher will be portraying Steve Jobs as he was during Apple’s formative years in the eighties and nineties, and not the later years where the company released products such as the iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
Vanity Fair describes the films in the following way:
Courtesy of the Sundance Film Festival, which, just moments ago, announced that jOBS—weird capitalization choice theirs, not ours—would premiere at this year’s festival, the photo shows the Two and a Half Men lead in a cubicle. Outfitted in a button-down shirt, jeans, and a goatee—Kutcher’s Jobs, who leans against a desk in front of a poster bearing the IBM slogan THINK—bears an eerie resemblance to a vintage photo of an actual Steve Jobs floating around on the Internet. That vintage photo also features Steve Jobs’s Jobs in a button-down shirt, jeans, and a goatee, leaning against a desk in front of a poster bearing the IBM slogan THINK.
The movie will be unveiled on the closing night of the Sundance Films Festival in Park City, Utah. The event goes from June 17th to the 27th. This film is completely independent from the Sony-backed flick based off of Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs.