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Ashton Kutcher's 'Jobs' gets a release date

Open Road Films will release its Steve Jobs biopic Jobs on August 16.

Ashton Kutcher stars in the title role as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The film is directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote). Originally set for an April 19 release as a gesture towards the anniversary of Apple’s founding, in March Open Road Films pulled the film from that weekend hoping to find a better slot.

The August 16 weekend is already fairly full, with wide releases including Universal’s action sequel Kick-Ass 2, The Weinstein Company’s drama The Butler, and Relativity’s thriller Paranoia, not to mention limited releases like Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Austenland, and Prince Avalanche, which all played Sundance. That weekend is, however, somewhat comfortably outside the territory of the tentpole summer blockbuster hopefuls. Elysium, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Planes, and We’re the Milllers open the weekend prior.

Jobs premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film festival and co-stars Matthew Modine, Dermot Mulroney, and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak. In January, EW’s Owen Gleiberman wrote that Gad’s performance “strikes the most relatable note in the movie.”

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Steve Jobs biopic 'jOBS' lands at Open Road Films

jOBS — the curiously capitalized biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs — has landed a distribution deal with Open Road Films, the studio announced today.

Already set to close the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the independently financed film is aiming to arrive in theaters in April 2013. Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) directed from first-time feature writer Matt Whiteley’s script, which covers Jobs’ life from the early days of Apple in 1971 up to 2000, after Jobs triumphantly returned to run the struggling company. (Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is working on a separate project based on Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography.)

The film co-stars Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons, James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, and Matthew Modine.

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