‘jOBS’ Acquired By Open Road Films And To Be Released In April
Open Road Films has acquired the Steve Jobs biopic with Ashton Kutcher entitled jOBS. The purchase teams Open Road alongside Five Star Feature Films. Open Road’s CEO Tom Ortenberg made the official announcement. “jOBS is certain to resonate with audiences and we are thrilled to partner with Five Star Feature Films to bring this film to theaters.”
Producer Mark Hulme also added his excitement over the new movie deal and Kutcher’s performance in the picture. “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.”
Together the two production companies plan to release the highly anticipated picture sometime in April 2013. ‘jOBS’ will also be making its debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival with the biopic slated to close out the event’s last night.
Directed by Joshua Michael Stern(Swing Vote), ‘jOBS’ will chronicle the life of the iconic Apple co-founder during his days from 1971 through 2000. The cast lineup includes Ashton Kutcher (That 70’s Show) in the starring role, Dermot Mulroney (The Grey), Josh Gad (Love and Other Drugs), Lukas Haas (Inception), J.K. Simmons (Juno), Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises) and James Wood (The Virgin Suicides).