We know that Ashton Kutcher looks so much like a young Steve Jobs that it’s kind of scary. Seriously, in terms of physical appearance, it’s hard to think of a better casting job. Now, whether or not that uncanny physical appearance will translate into a good performance, and if a good performance will be able to carry the movie is left to be seen.
Of course, we’re talking about the upcoming film jOBS, which “details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2000,” according to makers Five Star Feature Films. “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.”
Today, we get another look at how the cast is shaping up. This time, it’s Josh Gad as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
USA Today provided the still from the new film and we tacked on an old photo of Jobs and the Woz. What do you think? On a purely physical level, does Gad fit the role? I think the pair looks pretty good.
We recently learned the jOBS will screen on the closing night of the Sundance Film Festival, and will be released to the public shortly after that, some time in April. Earlier this month the film got a distribution partner, Open Road Films, which is an independent distribution company founded in 2011.
The film also stars Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine. It’s helmed by Joshua Michael Stern, who brought you the 2008 political comedy Swing Vote. And as always, it’s not to be confused with Sony Pictures’ upcoming Steve Jobs movie, which is being written by Aaron Sorkin.[USA Today via The Verge]