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| January 4, 2013
Steve Jobs Biopic Starring Ashton Kutcher To Be Released In April
Ashton Kutcher and company have finally secured a theatrical release date for their Steve Jobs biopic titled "jOBS." Early in December last year, we reported that the movie is set to debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 17 to 27. The movie, which stars Kutcher in the title role, is scheduled as the closing night film of the festival. Now, MovieWeb reports that, as a result of a new distribution deal, "jOBS" has been scheduled to be released in theaters in April this year. The deal is made by "jOBS" producer Five Star Feature Films with film distributor Open Road Films. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whitely, and shot by Oscar-winning "Titanic" cinematographer Russell Carpenter, "jOBS" is the story of the rise, fall, and rise again of Steve Jobs. It chronicles his life from 1971 through 2000, during which he co-founded, left, and rebuilt Apple, the company that would be all but synonymous to his name. The movie, which also stars Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons, and Matthew Modine, includes scenes shot in the Palo Alto garage that was the birthplace of Apple. Note that "jOBS" is different from the film being adapted by Sony and "The Social Network" screenwriter Aaron Sorkin from Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" biography. Source: MovieWeb Via: 9to5Mac