Deadline Hollywood confirmed the statement made by Open Road Films (the movie’s distributor) that the film portraying the life of the legendary icon Steve Jobs, will be finally released to theaters on August 16.
Finally after four months of delays we will be able to preview “That 70’s Show” actor Ashton Kutcher starring as the notorious Apple Co-founder. Originally the biopic was set to hit theaters on April 19, but because of “marketing reasons” its release date was pushed back. This was disappointing to many Steve Jobs admirers that were highly anticipating the film months ago.
The independent film written by Matthew Whitely and directed by Joshua Stern depicts the career and life of the creator of the Apple Company from his early years to becoming the CEO of what has become one of the biggest corporations known around the globe.
The role of Steve Wozniak is being played by Josh Gad, with a list of other well-know actors such as: Mathew Modine, Dermot Mulroney Ahna O’Reilly, and Annika Bertea.
Although its debut in theaters has been postponed, the film originally debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival where many viewers were not so taken by the film’s substance. In fact, Steve Wozniak released the following statement in lieu of his opinion of how he was portrayed in the new film:
“Our relationship was so different than what was portrayed. I’m embarrassed but if the movie is fun and entertaining, all the better.”
It is certain that Apple fans will want to see this movie, and others that idolized Steve Jobs and his passions and creativity.But we will just have to wait to see how it fares with other audiences when it hits theaters on Aug 16, before assuming anything other than it is a sincere tribute to the late and great, Steve Jobs.