After screening as the closing night selection at Sundance, the Ashton Kutcher vehicle jOBS will open to the public some time in April.
At least that’s the target according to makers Five Star Feature Films. They’ve also announced a distribution partner.
Open Road Films, an independent distribution company founded in 2011, will get the honors of releasing the new film. Open Road is the product of a partnership between AMC Entertainment and Regal Entertainment Group. They’re the distributors behind The Grey, End of Watch, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Killer Elite, and the upcoming adaptation of The Host.
“We set out to find the perfect partners to present jOBS to audiences worldwide, and we feel we have found one with Open Road. They were as impressed as we were with Ashton Kutcher’s inspiring and unforgettable performance as Steve Jobs and are excited to distribute the picture in the U.S,” said Five Star Feature Films’ Mark Hulme.
Here’s what they have to say about the structure of the film:
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.
jOBS stars Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, as well as Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine. It’s helmed by Joshua Michael Stern, who brought you the 2008 political comedy Swing Vote. As you may know, there’s another Steve Jobs biopic in the pipeline. It’s a Sony production and is based on the Walter Isaacson bestseller Steve Jobs. Some guy named Aaron Sorkin is penning that screenplay.