Indie movie about the Apple co-founder’s life in the 1970s through ’90s is set to debut Friday at the Sundance Film Festival.
Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
The Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher will be released on April 19, the film’s distributor announced today.
The indie film, which is set to debut Friday at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Firday, covers the life work ‘during the years 1971 to 2000 – a period that includes the founding of Apple, as well as his expulsion, the formation of neXT and Pixar, and then his return to the company when Apple acquired neXT.
The film should not be confused with separate written by “The Social Network” and “The West Wing” writer Aaron Sorkin. That movie is said to be based on the biography by Walter Isaacson, and “jobs” is based on information widely available.
The filming of “jobs” began to childhood home Jobs’ in Los Altos, Calif., in June. Photos from the production ever since leaked, showing Kutcher and others in costume.
Along with Kutcher, the film also stars Matthew Modine as the former Apple CEO John Sculley, Josh Gad, co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak, and “The Help” star Ahna O’Reilly play Chris-Ann Brennan , the girl of Jobs’, 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.