A movie starring Ashton Kutcher as mercurial technology entrepreneur Steve Jobs has been chosen as the closing film for the Sundance Film Festival, organizers said.
The film, Jobs, is directed by Joshua Michael Stern and follows the late Apple founder's remarkable career from when he popularized the first personal computer through his ouster and later return to Apple, which he transformed into the world's most valuable company.
"We're really excited to have it as the closing night," said Trevor Groth, the festival's programming director. "It's really an inspirational and entertaining film about a man who has had such a significant impact on the world."
The prestigious international film festival will run from January 17-January 27, showcasing 115 full-length feature films as well as 11 documentaries, including The World According to Dick Cheney, in which the blunt former vice president speaks at length about his record.
Several films focusing on the porn industry will feature in the line up, including Lovelace starring Amanda Seyfried as porn star Linda Lovelace, famed for the 1970s film Deep Throat.
Don Jon's Addiction sees Joseph Gordon-Levitt making his directing debut and starring alongside Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore in a story of a modern Don Juan trying to overcome his porn addiction, while The Look of Love is British director Michael Winterbottom's look at the career of British porn baron Paul Raymond.
South Korean director Park Chan-wook makes his English-language debut in Stoker, a thriller starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Jacki Weaver.
Founded in 1978 by Robert Redford, the festival is considered the top US showcase for independent films and has become a major event on the Hollywood calendar, though it takes place in Park City, Utah.
Other big-name actors starring in films announced Monday include Steve Carell and Toni Collette in The Way, Way Back, Naomi Watts and Robin Wright in Two Mothers, Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen in Very Good Girls, and Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.
Premiering at Sundance is author Sebastian Junger's Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Times of Tim Hetherington, a portrait of the photographer who was killed last year while covering the fighting between rebels and government forces in Libya.
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