I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that Ashton Kutcher will be playing Steve Jobs in the biopic jOBS, but these latest images from the film’s set (courtesy of X17) are making me come to terms with it. While there’s little doubt that Kutcher won’t find it easy to channel Apple Inc.’s brilliant co-founder on the big screen, there’s no denying that he certainly looks the part.
Kutcher seems to be portraying a middle-aged Jobs in these scenes with actor Dermot Mulroney (The Grey), who plays former Apple CEO Mike Markkula in the film.
I think he looks eerily like him. So much so, that I’m almost ready to give this movie a shot. Once upon a time I was skeptical of Noah Wyle (Falling Skies) portraying the PC genius on film, but I was ultimately impressed with his performance in Pirates of Silicon Valley. There’s no reason that Kutcher can’t do the same.
The film, which is scheduled to be released sometime this year, is directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Neverwas) and will cover Job’s life from 1971 to 2000.
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