Ashton Kutcher was eager to take the role of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and now we’re getting the first look at his portrayal of the game-changing entrepreneur.
jOBS premieres tomorrow at the Sundance Film Festival and in the following clip you see Kutcher and actor Josh Gad, 1600 Penn, as Apple co-founders Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The two are in the parking lot of Hewlett-Packard discussing Wozniak’s newly developed real-time operating system.
Check it out!
Gad as Wozniak: “Look! You’re over-reacting! Even if you were developing this for freaks like us, and I doubt you are, nobody wants to buy a computer, nobody!”
Kutcher as Jobs: ”How does somebody know what they want if they’ve never ever seen it?”
EW chatted with Gad about his experience and he didn’t mince words on how well he felt Kutcher did on this film.
I think that there is a lot of mystery and there’s a lot of pre-loaded expectation based on Ashton’s body of work of what his version of Jobs will be like. Ashton is nothing short of extraordinary and transformational in this movie. What I’m looking forward to is sitting in a theater of awestruck viewers. … He has so fully embodied this persona. Ashton absolutely became the character on the set. He’s one of the most giving actors I’ve ever worked with. His level of commitment forced everyone else to rise up.
jOBS hits movie theaters nationwide on April 19, which coincides with Apple’s 37th anniversary.