First official snap of Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in jOBS

Steve Jobs biopic jOBS premieres in January, and the first official picture of Ashton Kutcher as the Apple founder has been revealed.

Steve Jobs biopic jOBS premieres in January, and the first official picture of Ashton Kutcher as the Apple founder has been revealed.

In a pose reminiscent of a real photo of Jobs, Kutcher hangs out in a cubicle next to an Apple II and a poster of IBM slogan 'Think'.

Filmed by little-known director Joshua Michael Stern this summer, jOBS also stars Matthew Modine, James Woods and JK Simmons. Josh Gad from 21, The Book of Mormon and The Daily Show appears as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak .

Gadd also appears next year in The Internship, a comedy reuniting Wedding Crashers Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as interns at Google. Sounds, er, hilarious?

The horribly titled jOBS is the first of two films expected to tell the story of Steve Jobs on the silver screen. The  other film  is written by  Social Network Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin, loosely based on  Walter Isaacson's best-selling authorised biography  of the Apple co-founder.

Sorkin recently revealed that his screenplay will chart the changes in Jobs' life in three scenes, each taking place backstage before a major product announcement. Sorkin's as-yet untitled project is much further from completion than jOBS, with no word yet on who will play the man himself. 

jOBS has its premiere on 27 January, closing the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Founded by the Sundance Kid himself, Robert Redford, Sundance is a feast of independent cinema also including Google and the World Brain, a documentary about the Big G's plan to scan every book in the world, and Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, about the unjustly imprisoned Russian band.

Steve Jobs co-founded Apple in 1976 in his parents' garage. He was fired in 1985 but found time to start Pixar before his return a decade later, steering Apple to become the most valuable company in the world. Jobs died in 2011, aged 56.

While you wait for Ashton Kutcher's version of Steve Jobs, press play to see the man himself in action.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.


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