Originally set to premiere in theaters nationwide April 19, 2013, Open Road Films has decided to change the release date of the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, “Jobs.” According to a March 16 report from Variety, a spokeswoman for Open Road Films said a new release date has yet to be set. The film was previously known as “jOBS.”
The April 19 release date was announced two days before the film served as the closer for this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Representatives from Open Road also mentioned that April 2013 marks the 37th anniversary of when Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne founded Apple Computer Co.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Open Road wanted more time to market the film, which was directed by Joshua Michael Stern and written by Matthew Whitley.
Ashton Kutcher stars as Jobs in the film, which chronicles his life from when he dropped out of college and became one of the most iconic entrepreneurs of the 20th century. “Jobs” also stars Dermot Mulroney, J.K. Simmons, Josh Gad, Matthew Modine, and James Woods. Part of the film was shot inside the garage of his family’s home in Palo Alto, Calif., where Jobs and company first founded Apple.