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.