UPDATE: The very first clip has also been released. Check it out here.
The highly-anticipated Steve Jobs biopic jOBS just got an official release date: April 19th. The last we heard on this, we simply received a generic “April” release target.
The film stars Ashton Kutcher in the title role of Steve Jobs, and will make its world premiere on the closing night of Sundance.
“jOBS details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2000. jOBS 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. The filmmakers were granted unprecedented access during shooting to the historic garage in Palo Alto, that served as the birthplace to Apple Inc,” according to the film’s producers Five Star Feature Films.
Get ready, “jOBS” hits theaters April 19th https://t.co/QnZORfvm
From what we’ve seen, the casting looks pretty good. Kutcher is a dead ringer for a young Jobs, and Josh Gad looks passable as a young Steve Wozniak.
jOBS stars Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, as well as Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine. It’s directed by Joshua Michael Stern, who brought you the 2008 political comedy Swing Vote.
No word yet on that other Steve Jobs movie.