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Release of Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs film pushed back

The film, starring Ashton Kutcher as late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, was originally set for release next month.

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs.
Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs.
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The release of "Jobs," the first film about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs since his death in 2011, has been pushed back, its creators said today.

The film -- which was set for an April 19 release -- will now be released at another time, and likely for marketing reasons, says The Hollywood Reporter.

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 covers 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.

"Jobs", which was originally called "jOBS," premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where it received mixed reviews. Many critics found fault in the story but not necessarily Kutcher's performance as the iconic CEO. You can read CNET's review here.

Along with Kutcher, the movie 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 cast members include J.K. Simmons and Kevin Dunn, who will play venture capitalist Arthur Rock and former Apple CEO Gil Amelio, respectively.

Kutcher and Gad appeared at this year's Macworld conference to promote the picture shortly after its Sundance debut. Gad noted that he was swayed to join the project after receiving a lengthly call from Kutcher, and proceeded to take computer programming courses to get into character. Since then, there has been no official trailer for the film, and its official movie Web site appears to still be under construction.

(Via MacRumors)