The much anticipated independent Steve Jobs film from Swing Vote director Joshua Michael Stern debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in mid-January, and was expected to be released to the public on April 19th. That release date has now been delayed for an undetermined amount of time, in order to give distributors more time to promote the film.
“Jobs,” stars Ashton Kutcher (of Two and a Half Men fame) as a young Steve Jobs, following the former Apple CEO’s transformation from a wayward hippie to the entrepreneur that co-founded the one of the world’s most valuable companies.
April 19th was originally chosen because that date will mark the 37th anniversary of the founding of Apple Computer, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, distributor Open Road needed more time to market the film, which was produced by Five Star Feature Films.
At this point, no future release date has been set, which means it could be some time before the movie is available for public viewing.
Though many questioned Ashton Kutcher’s ability to play the intense role of Steve Jobs, he was almost universally praised for his performance. Currently, “Jobs” has a 6/10 rating on IMDB and a 43 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.