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Heading into Sundance, the Ashton Kutcher-starring Steve Jobs biopic jOBS drew more buzz than any other project. It already has a distributor and was picked to close the festival on Sunday night. Now, the film has a release date - one that is very important in the history of Apple.
jOBS was produced by Mark Hulme's Five Star Feature Films, directed by Joshua Michael Stern and penned by Matthew Whitely. Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad and Lukas Haas also star. The film focuses on Jobs’ life from college dropout to creating one of the most iconic brands in the world.
Gad, who plays Jobs’ business partner Steve Wozniak, spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the project.
“I think that there is a lot of mystery and there’s a lot of pre-loaded expectation based on Ashton’s body of work of what his version of Jobs will be like,” he said about Kutcher. “Ashton is nothing short of extraordinary and transformational in this movie. What I’m looking forward to is sitting in a theater of awestruck viewers."
Gad continued, "He has so fully embodied this persona. Ashton absolutely became the character on the set. He’s one of the most giving actors I’ve ever worked with. His level of commitment forced everyone else to rise up.”
Sony is also planning on a biopic on the late Jobs, which will be written by Aaron Sorkin.