When the name Ashton Kutcher comes up, we might think of That 70s Show, Demi Moore or even Zaarly.
Now you can add Steve Jobs to that list. Kutcher is playing Jobs — beard and all— in a new biopic about the Apple founder and we’ve got our first look at his portrayal skills today.
In the minute-long preview above, Kutcher is talking to Josh Gad, who plays Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. They’re discussing Wozniak’s OS that would allow people to see what they’re doing on a computer while working. Kutcher — er, Jobs — has a mini-freakout about the potential of the idea, while Wozniak is less enthusiastic.
“This is freedom! This is freedom to create, and to do and to build, as artists, as individuals,” Kutcher says.
“Even if you were developing this for freaks like us — and I doubt you are — nobody wants to buy a computer. Nobody,” Gad responds.
“How does someone know what they want if they’ve never even seen it?” Jobs asks.
The movie, titled “jOBS,” is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend and opens in theaters April 19. Here’s a good Q&A with Gad about the flick.
Kutcher is well-known for his investments in tech startups, some of which include Skype, Foursquare and Zaarly.
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the screenplay for The Social Network, is currently working on another film focusing on Jobs.
Previously on GeekWire: Zaarly looks to take on Craigslist, with help from LeVar Burton and Ashton Kutcher