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Steve Jobs biopic to premiere at Sundance next month

The Steve Jobs biographical movie starring Ashton Kutcher will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in late January.

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

The first film about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs since his death last year will be the "one more thing" at the famed Sundance Film Festival next month.

The festival's organizers today announced that "jOBS" would be the closing night film on January 27, marking the film's first public showing.

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 Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The film 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, then the 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.

Along with Kutcher, the film 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.

Still no word on a theatrical release. The Hollywood Reporter notes that including it as the last film at Sundance makes for a good sales pitch to would-be film buyers.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)