A few eyebrows were raised when Punk’d prankster Ashton Kutcher was first cast as Steve Jobs in a new biopic of his life. But the first clip released from the upcoming movie jOBS, featuring the computer mastermind in discussion with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, looks rather promising.
Kutcher, whose film premieres at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, can be seen in a Hewlett Packard carpark engaged in a heated discussion with his colleague as he attempts to convince him of the creative potential of his new operating system.
“This is freedom to create and to build as artists, as individuals,” gesticulates Jobs but Wozniak tells him he’s over-reacting: “Even if you were developing for freaks like us, and I doubt you are, nobody wants to buy a computer.”
The new biopic will follow Jobs and Wozniak (played by Josh Gad) from their first meeting in 1971 until 2000 when the former became CEO of Apple Inc for a second time. Jobs only stepped down from the role in August 2011, just a few months before his death in October that followed a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Check out the clip below:
jOBS is due to be released in the United States in April 2013, with a UK release date yet to be confirmed