The new film, “jOBS,” starring Ashton Kutcher as the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, will be released in April, Open Road Films and Five Star Feature films announced Thursday.
The release will come after “jOBS” premieres at the Sundance Film Festival this month as the closing film.
The biopic traces Jobs’s life from college dropout to co-founder of Apple, and includes major moments in his life from 1971 through 2000. While specific details of the film remain under wraps, it’s common knowledge that Jobs led an adventurous life before he became one of corporate America’s most prominent leaders.
Long before he helped create Apple, Jobs experimented with LSD while still a student at Reed College, became a devout Buddhist practitioner, and trekked through India. In Walter Isaacson’s biography, Jobs is quoted as saying, “Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life.” He said what he experienced with LSD helped reinforce his priorities — he wanted to make “great things” instead of just money.
The film, “jOBS,” is directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whitely and produced by Mark Hulme. It also stars Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.