Open Road Films and Mark Hulme's Five Star Feature Films have scheduled the jOBS biopic starring Ashton Kutcher to debut in theaters on April 19, the Hollywood Reporter confirms.
Starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak, jOBS will be featured as the Sundance Festival’s closing film on January 27. However, the movie’s theatrical debut is slated for April 19, according to the film’s producers.
According to the aforementioned source, “The Steve Jobs biopic jOBS, starring Ashton Kutcher, will open in theaters April 19, the 37th anniversary of the founding of the Apple Computer.”
Unfortunately the Hollywood Reporter didn’t get that last bit right. The Cupertino giant was founded on April 1, 1976, and incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. on January 3, 1977.
Apple ditched the “Computer” dubbing on January 9, 2007 as the company’s focus shifted from computers only to consumer electronics, after the launch of the iPhone.