“jOBS” – a biographical film about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs – is scheduled for release in theaters in April.
The film is scheduled to premiere at the annual Sundance film festival in Park City, Utah later this month.
Open Road Films and Five Star Feature Films said that they reached a distribution deal today for “jOBS.” This will be the first film about Jobs since his death in 2011.
The film is not related to a separate production written by Aaron Sorkin, who is known for his work with “The West Wing” and “The Social Network.”
“jOBS” stars Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, and will cover his life between the years of 1971 and 2000. That period of time covers the founding of Apple, as well as his dismissal from the company, the formation of NeXT and Pixar, and his return to Apple upon the company’s purchase of NeXT.
In addition to Kutcher, the movie also stars Matthew Modine as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Josh Gad as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Ahna O’Reilly playing Chris-Ann Brennan, Jobs’ girlfriend (and the mother of his daughter Lisa).
Other stars include J.K. Simmons, who plays venture capitalist Arthur Rock, and Kevin Dunn, who plays former Apple CEO Gil Amelio.
Production on “jOBS” began in the original home of the Jobs family in June of last year. Photos from various parts of the production have been leaked, showing Kutcher and other actors in costume.
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