Steve Jobs biopic 'jOBS' to arrive in theaters in April

The film covering about 30 years in the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will hit theaters later this year.

Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Sundance

The first film about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs since his death in 2011 will be released in theaters in April, the movie's creators said today.

Open Road Films and Five Star Feature Films today said the two companies reached a distribution deal for "jOBS."

The film, which is not to be confused with a separate production penned by "The Social Network" and "The West Wing" writer Aaron Sorkin, stars Ashton Kutcher as Jobs. The movie will cover the years 1971 through 2000. That bit of Jobs' history includes the founding of Apple, as well as his ouster, the forming of NeXT and Pixar, and then his return to the company when Apple acquired NeXT.

Principal photography on "jOBS" began in the Jobs family's original house in June. Photos from the production have since leaked out, showing Kutcher and others in costume.

The film is set to premiere later this month at the annual Sundance film festival in Park City, Utah.

Along with Kutcher, the movie also stars Matthew Modine as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Josh Gad as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and "The Help" star Ahna O'Reilly playing Chris-Ann Brennan, Jobs' girlfriend, and the mother of his daughter Lisa. Other additions include J.K. Simmons and Kevin Dunn, who will play venture capitalist Arthur Rock and former Apple CEO Gil Amelio respectively.

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