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jOBS movie wraps; Kutcher seen in post-return Jobs outfit

updated 03:24 pm EDT, Wed August 29, 2012

Seen in white shirt, black vest outfit from 1990s

The independent biopic "jOBS" appears to have wrapped principle photography, with reports of several of the stars of the movie attending the traditional wrap party. Separately, a papparazzi site has published photos (seen below) of headliner Aston Kutcher in costume as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as he would have been dressed just before and during the return to Apple in 1996, favoring a white dress shirt with a v-neck black sweater and jeans.

Jobs later settled on a return to a "uniform" he had come up with for Apple employees from his previous reign at the company that was never implemented -- the familiar black mock-turtleneck, jeans and New Balance sneakers that he wore during almost all public appearances for the remainder of his life. Kutcher has also been seen sporting that outfit in earlier pictures. He is reported to have taken actress Mila Kunis as his date to the wrap party.

The movie, which is being produced by Five Star Feature Films, is covering a select period of Jobs' life rather than a straight biographical overview, from around 1971 to 2000, a few years after his return to Apple but before the iPod, iPhone and iPad transformed the company. The film covers Jobs' formative college years, the initial creation of Apple, his firing and subsequent creation of NeXT and the return and turnaround of the company that kicked off with the iMac.

The company has said it is committed to an accurate look at Jobs, saying it will not "speculate" on his life and will "pull no punches," calling the film "dark, honest and uncompromising." The completed movie is expected to be released before the end of the year, but no distribution deal for either cinemas or television has yet been announced.

The film stars Kutcher as Jobs, and in pictures from the set the resemblance looks to be a strong selling point for the film. Broadway star Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon) has also been cast, playing Steve Wozniak. Film star Matthew Modine has signed to play former Apple CEO John Sculley as well, along with Anna O'Reilly playing Chris-Ann Brennan (Jobs' girlfriend and mother of his first child), J.K. Simmons (Law & Order) as early Apple investor Arthur Rock, and Kevin Dunn (Transformers) as Gil Amelio, the Apple CEO who brought Jobs back to Apple and was ousted shortly thereafter.

The film is being directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote), and has shot in and around the Silicon Valley area. One of the locations for the movie was the actual garage in Los Altos where Apple was born, part of the house owned by Jobs' adoptive parents.

A separate, big-budget movie based at least in part on Walter Isaacson's biography of the mercurial Jobs is said to be underway with Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) penning the script. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is listed as an advisor on the Sony movie, which is in pre-production and will likely take years to be released. [via Source]

by MacNN Staff





  1. eclux

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 07-07-08

    I suppose it's not surprising that a movie about Steve Jobs would have principle photography, as well as the more common principal photography.

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