The independent movie jOBS about the life of Steve Jobs, former Apple CEO, the person who revolutionized the tech world, is set be released this year. Don’t confuse this with the Sony Pictures movie, which is created based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of the late tech luminary.
The filmmakers behind the Steve Jobs movie announced Thursday that Open Road Films will be the distributor and that it would be released in April.
Also distributors Open Road Films and Five Star Feature Films released this statement regarding the jOBS film:
“Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whitely, shot by Oscar- winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter and produced by Mark Hulme, jOBS details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2000. 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. 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 will start Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs. The Open Road Films Executives “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.,” Hulme mentioned in a statement.
The Steve Jobs movie also stars Josh Gad, Dermot Mulroney, J.K. Simmons, Lukas Haas and Matthew Modine.
Ashton Kutcher filming on location, alongside Josh Gad who plays Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak