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| January 24, 2013
Steve Jobs Biopic Starring Ashton Kutcher Coming To Theaters April 19
The Steve Jobs biopic titled "jOBS" is set to open in theaters on April 19. As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, the release date comes roughly a couple of weeks after the 37th anniversary of the founding of Apple. But ahead of its theatrical release, the movie, which stars Ashton Kutcher in the title role, will premiere on Jan. 25 as the closing-night film of the Sundance Film Festival. The movie's theatrical run is a result of a distribution deal between "jOBS" producer Five Star Feature Films and film distributor Open Road Films. The movie, which is not to be confused with Sony's planned adaptation of Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" biography, is directed by Joshua Michael Stern and written by Matthew Whitely. According to Five Star, "jOBS" shows "the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2000." Moreover, the movie "plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs' life." The movie also stars Josh Gad, Dermot Mulroney, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons, and Matthew Modine. Notably, it includes scenes shot in the Palo Alto garage that was the birthplace of Apple. Kutcher and Gad, who plays Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, are scheduled to attend next week's Macworld/iWorld to promote "jOBS." Are you looking forward to seeing "jOBS" as early as April 19, in spite of its weirdly capitalized title? Source: The Hollywood Reporter Via: MacRumors