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Movie About Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Premiers

January 27, 2013

By Paul Thomson :: 9:22 PM

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in "jOBS"The new movie about Apple’s co-founder, Steve Jobs, “jOBS,” starring Ashton Kutcher as the namesake entrepreneur who revolutionized the computer and gadget industry and launched Apple into an international brand, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday.

Due to release in April, the Sundance appearance was the film’s first public screening. The film covers├é┬á30 years of Jobs life, from his youth through his time at the helm of Apple. It is the first of two feature films about him. Jobs died in October, 2011 at age 56.

Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak commented publicly about the movie, and complained that it misrepresented the personalities of both him and Jobs. Wozniak also thought the├é┬ápresentation├é┬áof the early days of Apple was off base as well. His comments came after viewing only a portion of the movie, not the entire screening.

“The movie should be very popular and I hope it’s entertaining. It may be very correct, as well. This is only one clip,” he told the tech news blog Gizmodo.

The other movie about Steve Jobs currently in production is├é┬ábased on the official biography of Jobs written by Walter Isaacson. Writer Aaron Sorkin, known best for “The West Wing” and “The Social Network” is screenwriting that movie, but no release date has been given.

“jOBS” is directed by Joshua Michael Stern, who directed “Swing Vote” in 2008, and “Neverwas” in 2005. “jOBS” will release on April 19, 2013.

[Photo: Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in “jOBS.”]

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