Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs biopic jOBS is set to be released on April 19th.
The film, set to close out the Sundance Film Festival, has already been picked up by Open Road films for distribution. The distributor revealed jOBS would get an April release earlier this month. Now the exact day has been revealed.
Kutcher’s movie will face stiff competition this April from Tom Cruise’s sci-fi epic Oblivion. However, the weeks leading up to the release are less high profile. Movies opening earlier in April include 42, The Evil Dead and Scary Movie 5.
According to CinemaBlend, The release of the Kutcher starrer is supposed to correspond with the 37th anniversary of Apple’s conception. That date, April 1st, is a monday. Movies are more traditionally released on Fridays so it is no surprise jOBS will not be opening on the 1st.
So far pre-release buzz for both jOBS and Kutcher’s performance have been strong. The script was written by Matthew Whitely and focuses on a large portion of Steve Jobs life, spanning from 1971 to 2001. Joshua Michael-Stern directed the biopic. He previously directed Swing Vote starring Kevin Costner.
Co-starring alongside Kutcher is Josh Gad playing Steve Wozniak. Dermot Mulroney, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine round out the remainder of the major cast.
Open Road Films is describing jOBS as an “epic” and “dialogue-driven story” that is a “personal portrait of Steve Jobs’ life.”
With a solid release date now set for jOBS, a trailer showing off Ashton Kutcher as the iconic figure should be right around the corner.
What movie will you be seeing on April 19? Oblivion or jOBS?