“jOBS” to Reach Theatres in April

January 4, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The film based on the late Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, has been confirmed for release in April.

The two companies associated with the movie, Open Road Films and Five Star Feature Films, announced that they have reached a distribution deal for the biopic titled, “jOBS”.

The movie will have Ashton Kutcher play the role of Steve Jobs. It will spread over the years 1971 to 2000, playing out the important parts of Steve Jobs’ history.


The movie will include the part where the pioneer started Apple, and later getting out of the company. There will also be inclusion of the formation of NeXT and Pixar and then Jobs’ return to Apple when the company bought NeXT.

Principal photography on “jOBS” had commenced in June at the Jobs family’s original house. Some photos from the production had leaked out at that time, showing Kutcher and the other casts in costume.

The annual Sundance film festival in Park City, Utah, which is taking place later this month, will premiere the movie. “jOBS” is scheduled to be screened on the closing night of the film festival.

Apart from Kutcher, Matthew Modine stars as the former Apple CEO John Sculley, while Josh Gad will play the role of Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak. Ahna O’Reilly, of “The Help” fame, will be playing Chris-Ann Brennan, Jobs‘ girlfriend, and the mother of his daughter Lisa.

Other cast members include J.K. Simmons as venture capitalist Arthur Rock and Kevin Dunn as the former Apple CEO Gil Amelio.

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