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Ashton Kutcher's 'Jobs' Biopic Gets New Release Date

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In March, Open Road Films pushed back the movie's April 19 release.

The Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher, has a new release date of Aug. 16.

Distributor Open Road Films initially scheduled the movie to hit theaters April 19, the 37th anniversary of the month Apple Computer was founded. But in March, it was announced that the release would be pushed back.

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The project, fully financed and produced by Mark Hulme's Five Star Feature Films, centers on Jobs, a college dropout who became one of the 20th century's most famous and successful innovators.

Directed by Joshua Michael Stern from a script by Matt Whiteley, Jobs chronicles the Apple co-founder's life from 1971-2001. It also stars Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.

The Aug. 16 release puts the biopic up against other openers including The Weinstein Co.'s The Butler, from The Paperboy director Lee Daniels; Universal's teen superhero sequel Kick-Ass 2; and Relativity's thriller Paranoia.

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