MANILA, Philippines – The first clip of “jOBS,” the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as the iconic Apple founder and Josh Gad as co-founder Steve Wozniak, was released to the public on January 25, the day it screened at the recently-concluded Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
According to Vanity Fair, the scene is set in the Hewlett-Packard parking lot and shows Kutcher as Jobs making a pitch to his friend and colleague Wozniak.
Watch it here:
The real-life Wozniak says, however, that the scene never happened in the summer of 1970.
When Gizmodo asked him for a comment on the clip after it was released, Wozniak posted:
At the Sundance screening of “jOBS,” Kutcher revealed that, in studying the life of Jobs, he took on the Apple founder’s fruitarian diet, consisting of fruits, nuts, and seeds. The result? He was taken to the hospital for pancreatic problems. (Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in October 2011).
“First of all, the fruitarian diet can lead to like severe issues,” Kutcher told USA Today. “I went to the hospital like two days before we started shooting the movie. I was like doubled over in pain.
“My pancreas levels were completely out of whack,” Kutcher added. “It was really terrifying… considering everything.”
Here is the synopsis of the film as published on Geek Tyrant:
“The film covers Jobs from his early years as an impressionable youth and wayward hippie, through his initial successes and infamous ousting, to his storybook return and ultimate triumphs as a man who set out to change the world and did just that.
“jOBS chronicles the 30 most defining years of Steve Jobs’ life, as seen through his, colleagues’, and friends’ eyes. Dark, honest, and uncompromising, jOBS plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs’ life.
“A rousing narrative of this business and tech icon, jOBS pulls no punches and does not speculate, telling only the candid and captivating account of the life of Steven Paul Jobs.”
Also starring in “jOBS” are Ahna O’Reilly as Chris-Ann Brennan; Lukas Haas as Daniel Kottke; Dermot Mulroney as Mike Markkula; and Matthew Modine as John Sculley.
It is directed by Joshua Michael Stern and is set for worldwide release on April 19. – Rappler.com