The organizers of Macworld/iWorld 2013 have confirmed that actors Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad, who play Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the upcoming biopic jOBS, will appear at Macworld/iWorld on January 31.
Kutcher and Gad will reportedly “take the Macworld/iWorld Main stage to share their experiences playing the technology industry’s two most celebrated and influential personalities, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, in the upcoming feature film, JOBS.”
The two actors have been seen in photos acting out scenes from Apple’s beginnings with Kutcher showing a striking resemblance to the late co-founder, Steve Jobs.
jOBS is an independent biopic that shouldn’t be mistaken for the movie Sony is making with Aaron Sorkin as the screenwriter. Sony’s film is also based on the Walter Isaacson biography of the late Apple CEO.
Mark Hulme’s jOBS reenacts “the combination of Jobs' ambition and design and Woz's technical genius [which] provided us with one of the most revolutionary tools ever created - the personal computer,” as Kutcher himself said in an interview.
jOBS will be centered around the early years of Apple, its founding, all the way to 2000, before the first iPod was unveiled.
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Director Joshua Michael Stern and Producer Mark Hulme are preparing the jOBS biopic for a January 26 debut at the Sundance Film Festival.
Weighing in on the striking resemblance between the young Steve Jobs and Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad told USA Today, “There is an eerie resemblance - he didn't have to do much to get there. When he showed up, it sent a ripple of shock throughout the set. Everyone was like, ‘We're in the presence of Jobs. Let's go do this.’”
Gad also said, “In a way, it's a love story between these two men. And their journey is full of heartbreak and some different parting-of-ways moments.”