jOBS, the low-budget Steve Jobs biopic directed by Joshua Michael Stern, will premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Announced on the Sundance Film Festival blog, the film will take the prestigious closing night spot on 27th January.
The film itself, which was originally called Steve Jobs: Get Inspired but has sinced changed to jOBS, is one of the two biopics based on the life of the late Apple CEO. Although the major, Sony-backed production seems to be taking a lot longer (with writer Aaron Sorkin revealing details about the film not so long ago), jOBS has pushed ahead, with filming taking place in the legendary garage that saw the founding of Apple in its early days.
The film itself stars Ashton Kutcher, who makes a scarily convincing Steve Jobs, as well as Josh Gad (playing Steve Wozniak) and Matthew Modine (John Sculley) and will focus on the founding and first 30 years of Apple. It’s not yet clear how or when the film will be released after its premiere in January.