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Open Road to Release 'jOBS,' Starring Ashton Kutcher, on August 16 UPDATED

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 12, 2013 at 12:10PM

Open Road will release "jOBS," starring Ashton Kutcher as the Apple visionary Steve Jobs, nationwide on August 16.
Ashton Kutcher in "Jobs"
Ashton Kutcher in "Jobs"

Open Road will release "jOBS," starring Ashton Kutcher as the Apple visionary Steve Jobs, nationwide on August 16. 

The distrib scooped up the film in early January, almost four weeks prior to its Sundance debut. It was originally slated to be released in April 2013.

Also included in the cast are Josh Gad (as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak), JK Simmons (venture capitalist and Apple investor Arthur Rock), James Woods (Jobs' former Dean of Students, Jack Dudman), Lucas Hass (Apple engineer Daniel Kottke), Dermot Mulroney (investor and second Apple CEO Mike Markkula), Ron Eldard (Apple designer Rod Holt), John Getz (Jobs’ father Paul Jobs) and Lesley Ann Warren (Jobs’ adoptive mother Clara Jobs).

"jOBS," directed by Joshua Michael Stern and from a script by newcomer Matt Whitely, is one of two Jobs biopics in the pipeline. The other film, currently untitled, is set up through Sony and has Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin working on a script. 

Check out our TOH! review roundup of the film out of Sundance here.

This article is related to: News, Steve Jobs, Ashton Kutcher, Open Road Films, Sundance Film Festival, News

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.