After originally being slated for an April 19th release and being delayed, the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher in the title role, has finally received a new official release date.
And you'll be able to go see it on August 16th. Yes, that's a four-month delay.
Here's the official word from Open Road Films:
Open Road Films will release JOBS – the highly anticipated film chronicling the story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout to one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century – nationwide on August 16, 2013. JOBS details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2001. The film plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs’ life. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whiteley, JOBS was shot by Oscar-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter and produced by Mark Hulme. JOBS stars Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.
Here's a clip from the film:
Jobs (formerly titled jOBS) first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back in January and received mixed reviews. Many of them praised Ashton Kutcher's portrayal of Steve Jobs, but insisted that the film as a whole failed to live up to those standards.
The film was originally going to launch on April 19th, but it was held back in order to benefit from additional marketing.[via Deadline]