Friday, January 4, 2013


jOBS, the independent film about former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, will arrive in theaters in April, the movie's distributors announced Thursday.

The film not to be confused with the one Sony Pictures is creating based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the late tech luminary will star Ashton Kutcher as Jobs and is still slated to premiere this month on the closing night of the Sundance Film Festival.

Along with the April release date, distributors Open Road Films and Five Star Feature Films released this deeper synopsis of the jOBS on Thursday:

Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whitely, shot by Oscar- winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter and produced by Mark Hulme, 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.


The Sundance Institute shared the jOBS promo image (above) in December. It is a play on this photograph of Jobs on desk during his early Apple days.