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Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs Movie to Hit Theaters April 19

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Movie on Jobs' life to see theater release as Apple turns 37.

In April of last year, word got out that Ashton Kutcher was set to star in a movie about the life of Steven P. Jobs. The rumor was so ridiculous that many people wrote it off the second they heard it. The fact that Variety first reported it on April 1, also known as April Fools' Day, didn't exactly help. However, a couple of weeks on, additional information about the movie emerged. It was to cover the years 1979 to 2000 and filming was supposed to start in May for a Q4 2012 release. Of course, Q4 2012 has come and gone and we haven't seen hide nor hair of the jOBS movie.

 

The movie is scheduled to premier at Sundance tomorrow night as the closing night film and it scored U.S. distribution earlier this month. Up until today, all we knew was that the film would hit cinemas in April. Now, we have a more precise release date. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the movie will be in theaters from April 19, which will loosely coincide with the 37th anniversary of the founding of Apple Computer (April 1, 1976).

Entertainment Tonight has released a first look at the movie. It shows Ashton portraying Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wokzniak. The two are discussing the operating system in the parking garage of HP.

FIRST LOOK! Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in "jOBS"

A second Steve Jobs movie is also in the works, this one based on the biography written by Walter Isaacson. Isaacson's biography is based on more than 40 interviews with Steve Jobs and spans nearly 450 pages. While we don't know who will play Steve Jobs in that particular movie (perhaps Noah Wyle will step back into the role?), it's been rumored that Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan, The Day After Tomorrow, Source Code) will produce the film for Sony. Aaron Sorkin is also said to be on board.

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    scook9 , January 24, 2013 9:35 PM
    st430sorry, he is not even 1 percent as smart as steve job.he is a retard compare to him....the movie is going to be so lame.

    That is why they are called ACTORS....lol
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    xpeh , January 24, 2013 9:15 PM
    I'm sure that this movie will only feature the supposedly good things that Jobs did, or it simply won't mention that he stole ideas.
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    xpeh , January 24, 2013 9:15 PM
    I'm sure that this movie will only feature the supposedly good things that Jobs did, or it simply won't mention that he stole ideas.
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    st430 , January 24, 2013 9:22 PM
    sorry, he is not even 1 percent as smart as steve job.
    he is a retard compare to him....the movie is going to be so lame.
  • 15 Hide
    scook9 , January 24, 2013 9:35 PM
    st430sorry, he is not even 1 percent as smart as steve job.he is a retard compare to him....the movie is going to be so lame.

    That is why they are called ACTORS....lol
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    house70 , January 24, 2013 9:42 PM
    st430sorry, he is not even 1 percent as smart as steve job.he is a retard compare to him....the movie is going to be so lame.

    The movie is going to be lame, but for different reasons...
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    omnimodis78 , January 24, 2013 9:42 PM
    xpehI'm sure that this movie will only feature the supposedly good things that Jobs did, or it simply won't mention that he stole ideas.

    Probably not - it will include one or two "negative" things so as to make the movie appear objective and honest. Guarantee it.
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    vaughn2k , January 24, 2013 9:45 PM
    Other than the ones above, Ashton has pretty much similarity with Jobs. Poor Ashton...
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    ivanto , January 24, 2013 9:56 PM
    Jobs creates PC as we know it, smart phones as we know it and tablets as we know it and appstore software distribution as we know it. Yep, sounds like nothing too important.
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    robochump , January 24, 2013 10:05 PM
    otacon72Without Jobs there would be no personal computer....some people are clueless.


    Eh, iHaters love to overlook the obvious. Steve Jobs was a Type A go getter with great vision. Apple more than any other company has been copied. Would MS Windows be what it is today if Apple didnt exist? Sure Apple took ideas from Xerox GUI but Xerox did NOTHING with what they had and Jobs had the vision to use its potential to revolutionize the consumer PC OS. Also Apple did NOT steal it but got rights from Xerox to build on its GUI.
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    memadmax , January 24, 2013 10:29 PM
    otacon72Without Jobs there would be no personal computer....some people are clueless.


    LOL, sounds like you failed History class...

    Xerox and HP inspired the silicon valley pirates to create the Mac and Windows... Jobs stole everything he made, so did Gates.... But Gates, was slightly better... He BOUGHT DOS from the original owner and built it up from there....
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    bejabbers , January 25, 2013 12:18 AM
    Not even remotely interested. Ashton is a sub-par actor, and Steve is a sub-par human being.
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    ben1680 , January 25, 2013 12:42 AM
    Nuvon, if what so called achievement is by stealing other people idea (he admit it), every thief are greater than all of us...
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    fuzzion , January 25, 2013 2:18 AM
    Will the Movie include the share price collapse in 2013?
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    tenzin , January 25, 2013 8:23 AM
    will be on icloud for steve jobs to see.
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    cats_Paw , January 25, 2013 9:10 AM
    Well, knowing how hollywood works, this will be "based on true facts" and the only true fact will be the name Steve Jobs, and a few "key" moments here and there.

    Who knows, maybe apple will sue for a patent here?
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    greghome , January 25, 2013 10:19 AM
    hm......I see the word Think, I'm pretty sure Lenovo/IBM owns that trademark :p 
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    boobot , January 25, 2013 2:12 PM
    Yawn. Woz has already discredited what is being portrayed in the film. Hollywood $$$$
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