Was Jobs doomed from the beginning? It always feels a little rushed, dare I say awkward, when Hollywood releases a biopic so soon after the subject of said film has recently passed away. Is a studio trying to capitalize on a revered figure while they are still on peoples’ minds? I guess we’ll never know, but it damn well feels that way sometimes. And while I might be the only one supporting Kelso as Steve Jobs (because I really don’t think he will be the problem with this movie), I won’t know for sure until I see Jobs, which has the near-impossible task of representing the controversial genius of the Apple co-founder.
Today, we’ve got six new clips, a big batch of official images and a featurette that might help swing your vote. While the clips are short, you do get a sense that Kutcher is doing just enough of an impersonation before it becomes silly. That’s a tough balance to strike.
The film was written by Matt Whiteley and directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote). It also stars Dermot Mulroney, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Dunn and James Woods.
Jobs opens in theatres August 16th.