Lights! Camera! Steve Jobs! Movie gets release date

All you fanboys and girls, be sure to put AUGUST 16 on your calendars!

After Open Road films delayed the release of its highly anticipated Jobs bio-pic JOBS in April, starring Ashton Kutcher as Apple’s iconic co-founder,  it now appears the movie will hit theaters nationwide in late summer.

According to Deadline Hollywood’s blog, Open Road had initially made a pre-Sundance service deal with Five Star Films to release JOBS in April. But it apparently put the brakes on a quick release over concerns that the pic needed more of a marketing deep-massage.

Here’s the missive from Open Road:

Open Road Films will release JOBS – the highly anticipated film chronicling the story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout to one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century – nationwide on August 16, 2013. JOBS details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2001. The film 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. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whiteley, JOBS was shot by Oscar-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter and produced by Mark Hulme. JOBS stars Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.

 

 

Patrick May Patrick May (284 Posts)

With more than 30 years on the front line of daily American journalism, I'm currently a staff writer with the San Jose Mercury News, covering Apple and writing people-centric business stories from Silicon Valley.