You’re probably already well-aware that Ashton Kutcher was cast as Apple founder and “hero of cool” Steve Jobs for an upcoming biopic – apparently based on a passing physical resemblance. Well, now you can see just what Kutcher looks like when he’s leaning over a desk all seductively (but equally serious) in super-Steve Jobs mode, given that the first official image of the actor has been unveiled (that’s it above).
The pic – which is currently titled jOBS because the filmmakers thought that would be the most annoying – hopes to tell “the true story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history and chronicles the defining 30 years of Jobs’ life.” Kutcher will presumably lose large amounts of his hair as the years go by, a clever narrative trick that will keeps audiences nicely in tune with the fragmented time frame.
jOBS is also set to star Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine, and will hopefully play out with the same amount of genius that The Social Network had, what with its transforming an idea that sounded absolutely terrible on paper into one of the best movies of the past ten years. Whether or not such things can be achieved with Ashton Kutcher taking a central role is anybody’s guess, although anybody’s guess would probably result in an answer that sounds a lot like “it cannot.”
Source: The Film Stage