The Sundance Institute has revealed that jOBS, the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher, will make its debut this January at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter (via: The Verge).
The film, which chronicles “the defining” 30 years of the late Apple CEO and co-founder’s life, first made headlines back in April when Kutcher’s publicist confirmed it was happening. Five weeks later, TMZ posted photos (courtesy of Pacific Coast News) of Kutcher on the set of the film, when it was tentatively titled ‘Jobs: Get Inspired.’
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At the time, the film’s producer Mark Hulme spoke to Neowin about the casting of Kutcher and the theme of the film:
When Ashton read the script he was immediately attracted to the project. He is a Steve Jobs and Apple fan, and is technologically savvy, as well, so he recognized the historical importance of Steve Jobs and the potential of the project. He is very excited to have the role.
We have purposed for the movie to be an accurate and inspirational portrayal of his fascinating life and the huge impact he had on the world, so yes we expect his family and friends to appreciate it.
Now, the film, which also stars Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine, is nearing its Sundance premiere, with an eventual international release likely also in the works.
Simultaneously, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is currently in the process of writing a separate film about Steve Jobs’ life — based on the Walter Isaacson biography. Sorkin said that writing about Jobs was like writing about The Beatles.