New Steve Jobs Movie Poster Unveiled (Photo)

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The new poster for the indie movie “Jobs,” starring Ashton Kutcher as the late Steve Jobs, has been revealed. Moviefone posted the photo of the colorful poster, which bears the tagline, “Some see what’s possible, others change what’s possible.”

Says Moviefone, “Kutcher is utterly transformed into late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the colorful new poster. Sporting Jobs’ signature round-framed glasses and beard, the actor certainly looks the role.”

And we agree. Upon first, glance, Kutcher could easily be mistaken for the tech genius himself.

The autobiographical film will follow Jobs and his triumphs, from his youth years to him being ousted by his company and then bouncing back again. The film synopsis reads:

“It only takes one person to start a revolution. The extraordinary story of Steve Jobs, the original innovator and ground-breaking entrepreneur who let nothing stand in the way of greatness. The film tells the epic and turbulent story of Jobs as he blazed a trail that changed technology—and the world—forever.”

To prepare Kutcher for the role, he says he followed Jobs’ fruit-only diet—only to end up in the hospital. “First of all, the fruitarian diet can lead to, like, some severe issues,” he said. “I ended up in 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, which was really terrifying…considering everything.”

Considering that Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011.

Part of the film takes place in Jobs’ childhood home in Los Altos, California. The website features a picture of the exact garage that Jobs started his work in and reads: “What emerges from this garage will change the world forever.”

The film closed at the Sundance Film Festival to mixed reviews. Eric Kohn, of IndieWire, said,” “The movie is constantly at war with attempts to provide an honest portrayal, almost as if its subject were reaching beyond the grave to steer any negativity back in the direction of a hagiography.”

“While the film’s emphasis is on Jobs’ career, it also touches on less savory aspects of his personal life, including his rejection of pregnant girlfriend Chrisann Brennan and repudiation of his daughter Lisa in his early 20s,” says Justin Lowe at the Hollywood Reporter. “And jOBS doesn’t gloss over his reputation for unwavering perfection, direct speech and temperamentalism.”

Open Road Films also released some stills from the feature film, which hits theatres August 16th. Aaron Sorkin, who directed “The Social Network” has also been chosen to adapt the Walter Isaacson biopic for the Sony film. No word yet on who will be playing Jobs in Sony’s film.