The film is a biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in October 2011. It chronicles the years of his life between 1971 to 2000. During that time, Jobs helped build Apple up, departed when it fell and later returned to help Apple ultimately become one of the world’s prominent tech companies.
Mark Hulme, a “jOBS” producer and head of Five Star Feature Films, released a statement. “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.”
Open Road Films CEO Tom Ortenberg released a statement as well. “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” will debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, followed by a nationwide theatrical release in April.