“jOBS,” the much-anticipated film starring Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, finally got a release period: Open Road Films and Five Star Feature films has announced that the biopic will be hitting screens this April, after it closes out the Sundance Film Festival this month.

Chronicling his journey from college dropout to legendary tech giant, the movie follows Jobs from 1971 to 2000 and covers several renowned events in his life, like the founding of Apple, his departure from the company, his crucial roles at NeXT and Pixar, and his reinstatement at Apple. While not many specific details are known about the project, early reports indicate that the film won’t shy away from some of edgier aspects of the luminary’s life, including his dalliances with LSD, travels through India and spiritual path to Buddhism.

The cast includes several recognizable names, including Matthew Modine as Jobs’ nemesis and ex-Apple CEO John Sculley, Josh Gad as fellow Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Leslie Ann Warren as Steve’s mother, Dermot Mulroney as an early investor in Apple and the company’s second CEO, and Lukas Haas as engineer Daniel Kottke, one of Apple’s earliest employees.

Director Joshua Michael Stern may not have a string of box office hits under his belt, but with a talented cast of recognizable actors and compelling subject material, there’s a decent chance he could pull this off. He’d better: Silicon Valley is full of brutal critics, and considering Jobs’ other company is a major movie-making animation studio, there’s a lot of attention on this flick. Then again, if this one tanks, there’s always the other one. Sony’s upcoming production, based on Walter Isaacson’s biography, is being penned by Aaron Sorkin — the same guy who wrote the screenplay for The Social Network and created The West Wing.

Well, if you have ever wondered what inspired the man who was driven to inspire (and incite) the technology industry that moves society today, it looks like you’re going to have some options.

Let us know if you’re planning to see one or both of these upcoming films in the comments below.

Via CNET