Open Road Films partners with Five Star Feature Films for April launch of jOBS
Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whitely, shot by cinematographer Russell Carpenter and produced by Mark Hulme, the jOBS biopic starring Ashton Kutcher is set for release this April.jOBS chronicles some of the key moments in the life of Apple’s late co-founder and CEO, Steven Jobs, through the acting of one Ashton Kutcher, best known as Walden Schmidt in the comedy series Two and a Half Men.
Thanks to a bunch of leaks from the jOBS set, the public has been able to see a different Ashton Kutcher, one that not only looks serious about the Steve Jobs role, but also looks the part like no other.
For example, the picture displayed above released a while ago by Sundance Film Festival shows a striking resemblance between the actor and the late Apple co-founder in his 30s.
Kutcher not only looks the part, he also fits the role pretty well, according to the people at Open Road.
Producer Mark Hulme said, “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,” he said.
The crew has had access to the actual garage where Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer in the ‘70s, where they shot a few scenes as well.
Tom Ortenberg, Open Road Films’ general counsel and executive vice president of Operations and Business Affairs, said, “jOBS is certain to resonate with audiences and we are thrilled to partner with Five Star Feature Films to bring this film to theaters.”
jOBS stars Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, James Woods, Matthew Modine, Josh Gad (as Steve Wozniak), Amanda Crew, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons, and others.