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.