Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Jobs’ Film Delayed, No New Date Announced [Report]

It's gonna be a tough sell.

It’s gonna be a tough sell.

The Steve Jobs biographical film,”jobs,” starring Ashton Kutcher, has been delayed. Originally set for an April 19th release, the distributor, Open Road, feels like it hasn’t been able to create enough buzz for the flick before this date.

There’s no new release date announced, either, though it’s fairly atypical for a distribution house not to set a new one when the orignal date is delayed. We can only assume that Open Road will want to avoid the Aaron Sorkin film on the same subject, not wanting to go up against The Social Network screenwriter, no matter how much star power they hoped Kutcher would bring to the project.

The film, written by first timer Matthew Whiteley and directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote, The Contractor), concerns Steve Jobs professional career between 1971 and 2001. It didn’t do too well at Sundance, and even Woz got in on the action, calling it a crap script.

  • bdkennedy

    Theaters don’t want it. Straight to Netflix.

  • robertjanderson

    sell it on Vimeo’s new service and iTunes… there’s two markets and an opportunity to honor Steve by using the internet to launch a movie… FIRST!

  • SupaMac

    what do you mean by “First”?

    sell it on Vimeo’s new service and iTunes… there’s two markets and an opportunity to honor Steve by using the internet to launch a movie… FIRST!

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