Steve Jobs movie to open in theaters April 19

A new movie about the life of Steve Jobs, titled jOBS, will open in theaters on April 19. Starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, and with Josh Gad in the role of Steve Wozniak, the movie covers Jobs's life from 1971 through 2000, focusing on the major events and individuals that influenced him. Watch the video below to see a short clip from the movie that was posted on ET Movies. It shows Jobs and Wozniak arguing about whether people will want to buy personal computers. The movie will also be shown as the closing night film at the Sundance Film Festival this Sunday, January 27. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern and written by Matthew Whitely, the movie also features Dermot Mulroney, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons, and Matthew Modine. There's now an official website for the movie, but little content so far. Scenes in the movie were shot in the actual garage where Jobs and Wozniak created the first Apple computer — and jumpstarted the personal computer industry.

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According to the synopsis released by the producer and distributor, "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."

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.