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Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Jobs’ Gets A Release Date

- Lesley Savage | CBS News
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Ashton Kutcher as Apple Founder, Steve Jobs (credit: Five Star Feature Films)

(CBS NEWS) – Open Road Films will release its Steve Jobs biopic, starring Ashton Kutcher in the title role as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, on August 16.

“Jobs,” which was directed by Joshua Michael Stern (“Swing Vote”), originally had an April 19 release date in an effort to time it to the anniversary of Apple’s founding, but in March Open Road Films pulled the film from that weekend in the hopes of finding a better slot.

Though, whether Aug. 16 proves to be more successful will remain to be seen. That weekend is already jam-packed with wide releases including Universal’s action sequel “Kick-Ass 2,” The Weinstein Company’s drama “The Butler,” and Relativity’s thriller “Paranoia,” among other smaller limited release films. Though there are no other big-name summer blockbusters set to come out on that date, so they’ve got that in their favor.

“Jobs” premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film festival and co-stars Matthew Modine, Dermot Mulroney, and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak.

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