The delayed Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gadd will finally hit cinemas this August. Entitled JOBS, the movie was originally set for release back in April, but distributor Open Road Films put it on hold so that it could spend more time on marketing.
It’s unclear whether the company has actually done that — I haven’t seen it marketed anywhere, have you? — but it seems Open Road is now ready to go ahead and present JOBS to the world on August 16.
Written by Matthew Whiteley and directed by Joshua Michael Stern, JOBS details Steve Jobs’s professional career between 1971 and 2001, and it’s the first Jobs biopic (we’re not counting the one from Funny or Die) since his passing in 2011.
The movie promises to “plunge into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs’ life,” according to Open Road. Jobs will be played by Kutcher, while Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will be played by Gadd.
JOBS got its first showing at the Sundance Film Festival back in January, but critics weren’t overly enthused by it. Many called it entertaining but “flawed,” while Wozniak branded the script “crap.”
Source: The Independent