One of the more hotly-anticipated films of the spring will have a bit more time to build anticipation, as Jobs, the biopic that stars Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, has been bumped from its April 19 release date.
Distributor Open Road Films had gravitated toward the April 19 date because it marks the 37th anniversary of the founding of Apple in Jobs’ legendary garage (where part of the film was actually shot). According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, the movie was bumped in order to create a better marketing window, but no new date has been set.
Jobs was written by newcomer Matthew Whiteley and directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote), and also has a pretty killer supporting cast in Dermot Mulroney, J.K. Simmons, Lukas Haas, and Matthew Modine. It premiered at January’s Sundance Film Festival, where EW film critic Owen Gleiberman called it “a starkly honest portrait” that still “leaves you wanting more.”
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