Hearing the late-great Steve Jobs name in the same sentence with Ashton Kutcher has been a head-trip for anyone who has caught wind of  the upcoming biopic Jobs. Truly, the casting of the central role was a bit of a head-scratcher – until old photos of Jobs revealed that the Apple Computers innovator looked uncannily like model-turned-actor Kutcher (in his younger years, at least).

…And the younger years of Steve Jobs are exactly what this film will cover. As evidenced by the very first Jobs trailer above, the drama will revolve around the genius’ break away from the establishment, and the rise-fall-rise-again arc of his time bringing Apple’s technological innovation to the world.

For his part, Kutcher looks like he’s trying his absolute best to nail down the look and attitude of Steve Jobs – but whether or not his best will be enough to impress audiences remains to be seen. Director Joshua Michael Stern’s biggest feature-film credit is the Kevin Costner political comedy Swing Vote, while the script was written by newcomer Matt Whiteley. An untested writer, leading man and a relatively untested director? Either things are going to go miraculously right for Jobs, or that competing Steve Jobs biopic from Aaron Sorkin is going to be left in a prime spot to improve upon the mistakes of its predecessor.

The supporting cast for Jobs includes James Woods, Dermot Mulroney, Luke Haas, J.K. Simmons, Matthew Modine and Josh Gad (1600 Penn) as Jobs’ friend and partner, Steve Wozniak.

Jobs will now be in theaters on August 16, 2013.

Source: Yahoo Movies