Josh Gad Shown as Steve Wozniak in New Shots From "jOBS" Biopic

New images from the independent Steve Jobs biopic, titled and stylized “jOBS,” were released Tuesday by USA Today. The shots offer the first look of actor Josh Gad in his role as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

jOBS Biopic Ashton Kutcher Josh GadImage via USA Today

Since the film was first announced last April, many have commented on the strong resemblance of actor Ashton Kutcher to the man he plays in the film, the late Steve Jobs. “There is an eerie resemblance — he didn’t have to do much to get there,’’ Mr. Gad told USA Today. ”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."

jOBS Biopic Kutcher GadImage via USA Today

While final judgement will have to wait until the film premieres next week at the Sundance Film Festival, the initial images of Mr. Gad do not show as strong of a resemblance to Mr. Wozniak.

Readers should note that this film is separate from the Sony-backed Aaron Sorkin project, which will reportedly be based on key “scenes” from the life of Mr. Jobs as described in Walter Isaacson’s biography.

After its premiere at Sundance, “jOBS” will have a limited nationwide release in April.

[via The Verge]