Ashton Kutcher to Play Steve Jobs in Biopic
Ashton Kutcher and Steve Jobs REUTERS

Finally, the curtains are all set to rise above the much-awaited Steve Jobs biopic, "jOBS," starring actor Ashton Kutcher. A new distribution deal seems to favor an early mid-year release of the flick.

The announcement regarding the date was made Thursday by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films and Mark Hulme of Five Star Feature Films, according to a press release.

Earlier, it was reported that the movie was set to debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival spanning Jan.17-27, with the film being scheduled for the closing night of the festival. Apparently, the film is set to premiere in the 2013 Sundance Film Festival but is deferring the release date by a month.

A deal between film distributor Open Road Films and producer Five Star Feature Films has apparently rescheduled the film release to April 2013.

The film, inspired by the rise-fall-rise of Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs, chronicles his life from 1971 through 2000. His travails of how he co-founded, left and returned to rebuild Apple -- the company that has become synonymous with his name -- are captured in the biopic.

The movie also features stars including Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons, and Matthew Modine. The film is directed by Joshua Michael Stern. Inferno Entertainment is handling international sales on “jOBS.”

Apart from chronicling Jobs's meteoric rise from a college dropout to a revered entrepreneur of 20th century, "jOBS" plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs’ life.

Apparently, “jOBS” is different from the film adapted by Sony, scripted by Aaron Sorkin that is based on Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" biography, 9to5Mac has reported. The filmmakers were granted unprecedented access during the shooting to the historic garage in Palo Alto that served as the birthplace to Apple Inc.