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Release date of Steve Jobs film “Jobs” starring Ashton Kutcher delayed

A film by the name of “Jobs” was being made on the life history of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs who died in 2011. According to Hollywood Reporter, the film was scheduled to be released on April 19 but now has been pushed back because of marketing reasons. The news was confirmed by its creators today.

Main Leads

Ashtn Kutcher plays the title role of Jobs and the film has been penned by the writer Aaron Sorkin who has also written movies like “The Social Network" and "The West Wing".

The movie showcase the life of Apple co-founder from the year of 1971 through 2000. This period from the life of Steve Jobs shows the founding of Apple as well as his ouster, the forming of NeXT and Pixar, and then his return to the company when Apple acquired NeXT.

Sundance Film Festival

Initially the name of the movie was finalized as "jOBS," and it was premiered at Sundance Film festival this year. This movie got mixed reviews at the festival. The story was found to be a mismatch with the real story of Steve Job’s life by the critics but Kutcher’s performance as the iconic CEO was commendable and appreciated. The reviews of the movie can be checked on CNET.

Casting of the Movie

The stars in the movie apart from Ashton Kutcher include Matthew Modine, who plays the role of former Apple CEO John Sculley. The role of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is played by Josh Gad.

Apart from these main leads “The Help” star Ahna O'Reilly plays Chris-Ann Brennan, Jobs' girlfriend and the mother of his daughter Lisa. Other cast members include J.K. Simmons and Kevin Dunn, who will play venture capitalist Arthur Rock and former Apple CEO Gil Amelio, respectively.

Promotional Activities

For promotion of the movie, Kutcher and Gad made an appearance at this year’s Macworld conference, which was organized after its Sundance debut. Kutcher had to make a long call to Gad to convince him for the role.

He then proceeded to take computer programming courses to get into the character. Till now there has been no official trailer of the film and its official movie Web site appears to be still under construction.