Ashton Kutcher’s undeniably uncanny resemblance to the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs can be seen in the first official still from the upcoming biopic — jOBS.
A far cry from the slacker image Kutcher usually presents, the actor’s transformation into the Apple entrepreneur is heightened by the 1977 Apple II computer sitting in the background of the picture.
Other nods include a poster that reads “Think,” a word that would later become a formidable keyword in Apple’s “Think different” advertising campaign in the 1990’s.
From the look of previously on-set pictures and the new still today, it’s clear that 34-year-old Kutcher (and movie magic) has thoroughly studied the physicality and mannerisms of Jobs.
Kutcher’s co-star, Josh Gad, who plays Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in the film, recently toldUs Weekly:
“Ashton is going to blow a lot of people away. His performance was absolutely transformational. If he looked any more like Steve Jobs, I think it would just confuse a lot of people . . . it’s that uncanny.”
Today it was announced that jOBS will be the closing film at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013.
Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, the three decade spanning biopic is described on Sundance’s website as “a candid, inspiring and personal portrait of the one who saw things differently.”
Reportedly in a relationship with actress Mila Kunis, it’s been revealed that Kutcher’s ex-wife Demi Moore will also be premiering her new film — Very Good Girls — at the Sundance Film Festival.
The festival takes place in Park City, Utah and runs from January 17 to 27.