After closing the Sundance Film Festival late last week, the upcoming showcase of Apple's Steve Jobs in the biopic jOBS ultimately opened to mixed reactions. Though many called the performances and the story solid, audiences will have to decided for themselves when the film opens in just over two months. So far, Kutcher has looked spot-on as the late titular lead, but with the film set to span multiple years throughout his life we haven't received a look at the film outside of the early years of the innovator's career.
Well, that all changes today as Kutcher has actually teased our first glimpse of his portrayal of an elder Jobs with a side-by-side comparison to the man himself.
Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whitely, shot by Oscar-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter and produced by Mark Hulme, jOBS details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2000. jOBS plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs’ life. The filmmakers were granted unprecedented access during shooting to the historic garage in Palo Alto, that served as the birthplace to Apple Inc.
Starring Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine, jOBS hits theaters nationwide on April 19th.
Click on the image for a larger look (via Twitter):