Open Road Films has picked up the distribution rights of Five Star Feature Films' Steve Jobs biopic, jOBS. The movie is set to premiere at The Sundance Film Festival later this month, but Open Road has announced that it will be released in theaters in April of 2013.
The movie was directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) and stars Ashton Kutcher as Jobs. He definitley looks the part, and it will be interesting to see if he can act his way through it. Mark Hulme of Five Star Feature Films had this to say in a statement,
We set out to find the perfect partners to present jOBS to audiences worldwide, and we feel we have found one with Open Road. They were as impressed as we were with Ashton Kutcher's inspiring and unforgettable performance as Steve Jobs and are excited to distribute the picture in the U.S.
The filmmakers were granted unprecedented access during shooting to the historic garage in Palo Alto, that served as the birthplace to Apple Inc. The film also stars Josh Gad as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak; Ahna O’Reilly as Jobs’ girlfriend Chris-Ann Brennan; Lukas Haas as Apple employee DanielKottke; Dermot Mulroney as former Apple CEO Mike Markkula; and Matthew Modine as former Apple CEO John Sculley. Here's the synopsis...
The film covers Jobs from his early years as an impressionable youth and wayward hippie, through his initial successes and infamous ousting, to his storybook return and ultimate triumphs as a man who set out to change the world and did just that.
jOBS chronicles the 30 most defining years of Steve Jobs’ life, as seen through his, colleagues’, and friends’ eyes. Dark, honest, and uncompromising, 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.
A rousing narrative of this business and tech icon, jOBS pulls no punches and does not speculate, telling only the candid and captivating account of the life of Steven Paul Jobs.
We're heading up to Sundance this year, and we'll make sure to let you know if this one will be worth watching or not.