The Hollywood Reporter has dropped the news that the long-awaited biography film about the life of Apple’s beloved former CEO Steve Jobs will debut in theaters on Friday, April 19, which just so happens to be when Apple Computers was founded 37 years ago.
Open Road Films and Five Star Feature Films will present “jOBS” on January 25th, the closing night of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. After a year of speculation, rumor, and confusion (there are two different films about the life and times of Jobs being made right now), the independent film is finally completed and ready for the world.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Apple Computers (the original name of the corporation, which was changed to Apple, Inc. in 2007) was founded on April 19, 1976. It seems appropriate to release a movie about Apple’s best, and the world’s most popular CEO on the anniversary of its founding.
The upcoming jOBS film was written by Matt Whiteley and directed by Joshua Michael Stern. The star of the film is Ashton Kutcher, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the movie’s namesake. Josh Gad will play co-founder Steve Wozniak and Matthew Modine stars as the CEO’s nemesis, John Scully.
We won’t know until after Sundance just how wide the release of the film will be. It all depends on what the film critics and distributors attending the festival think of it.