The film stars Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak.
Notably, Kutcher's resemblance to the late Apple co-founder was uncanny. "There is an eerie resemblance — he didn't have to do much to get there,'' says Gad. "When he showed up, it sent a ripple of shock throughout the set. Everyone was like, 'We're in the presence of Jobs. Let's go do this.' It was literally like being in the room with the creator of Apple. This is one of those roles that's the perfect fit."
Although he doesn't resemble Wozniak as closely, Gad says he studied hundreds of hours of footage and writings on the co-founder to prepare for the role. He also took computer programming courses to tap into the mindset.
"In a way, it's a love story between these two men," said Gad. "And their journey is full of heartbreak and some different parting-of-ways moments."
"The combination of Jobs' ambition and design and Woz's technical genius provided us with one of the most revolutionary tools ever created — the personal computer," said Kutcher.
The biopic written by Matt Whiteley will close the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Open Road Films has partnered with Five Star Feature Films on jOBS to release the film in April.