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by Clint Holloway
June 21, 2013 1:52 PM
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Watch: Ashton Kutcher Starts a Small Tech Company Called Apple in the 'Jobs' Trailer

After premiering to mixed reviews back at Sundance in January and having its initial April release date delayed, Steve Jobs biopic "Jobs" has finally premiered a trailer online ahead of its theatrical release near the end of the summer. "Jobs" is not to be confused with the Aaron Sorkin-scripted movie that will examine the Apple founder on three crucial days; that project is still in development. Judging by its trailer, "Jobs" takes a more traditional biopic route, following Jobs as he drops out of college and bands together with fellow tech-geek buddies to create a new software company known as Apple.

Known mostly for comedy, notably on the television shows "That 70's Show" and "Two and a Half Men," Kutcher's take on the technology titan seems to be a surprising and ambitious departure for the actor. While his time on "That 70's Show" might have prepared him for the floppy-haired '70s era of Jobs' life, it will be interesting to see how he captures the more serious and complex facets of the Apple founder's personality, whose unwavering nature has made him as revered of a figure as he is controversial.

Josh Gad and J.K. Simmons co-star in the film, which opens August 16. To read Indiewire's review, click here.


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2 Comments

  • bilko | June 23, 2013 1:16 PMReply

    This would be like Lindsay Lohan playing Hilary Clinton. There seems to be a disconnect in the credibility department.

  • Georg Csarmann | June 22, 2013 8:04 AMReply

    On the other hand Ashton Kutcher's involvement in the start-up scene and his projects as an entrepreneur might help give him some credit in portraing an inventor like Jobs.