A first clip for Sundance closer "jOBS" has landed. The film, which stars Ashton Kutcher as the eponymous Apple innovator, screens in Park City on January 27 and opens April 19 via Open Road.
In the clip, a shaggy-haired Kutcher (looking much like his "That 70s Show" character Michael Kelso) argues with fellow techie Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad of "Book of Mormon" fame) about the mainstream appeal of computers.
"jOBS," directed by Joshua Michael Stern from a script by newcomer Matt Whitely, isn't the only biopic in the pipeline for the late Steve Jobs. Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin is also busy at work on a script for Sony.
Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.