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Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs biopic ‘jOBS’ delayed indefinitely

By Daniel S Levine,

Open Road Films announced on Friday that jOBS, the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as the late Apple innovator, has been delayed.

Variety reports that the distributor, which picked up the film in January before it closed the Sundance Film Festival, has yet to set a new release date.

Shortly after picking up the film, Open Road announced an April 19 release date. That’s historically important for Apple, since the company celebrates its 37th anniversary that day.

Joshua Michael Stern directed the film, which was written by Matthew Whitley. It focuses on Jobs’ early career and covers through 2001. Kutcher stars with Josh Gad (1600 Penn), who plays Steve Wozniak. Dermot Mulroney, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine also star in the film.

“He has so fully embodied this persona,” Gad told EW back in January about Kutcher’s performance. “Ashton absolutely became the character on the set. He’s one of the most giving actors I’ve ever worked with. His level of commitment forced everyone else to rise up.”

The only wide release scheduled for April 19 is Oblivion with Tom Cruise.

image: Sundance.org

 

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