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OPEN ROAD FILMS PARTNERS WITH FIVE STAR FEATURE FILMS ON jOBS STARRING ASHTON KUTCHER AS APPLE INC. CO-FOUNDER STEVE JOBS


 

jOBS WILL BE RELEASED IN APRIL 2013 AND UNVEILED AS THE CLOSING NIGHT FILM AT THE 2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

LOS ANGELES, CA, January 3, 2013 – Open Road Films has partnered with Five Star Feature Films on jOBS, the highly anticipated film chronicling the story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout to one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. As previously announced, jOBS will premiere as the closing night film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film will be released in April 2013. The announcement was made today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films and Mark Hulme of Five Star Feature Films.

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. jOBS stars Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine. Inferno Entertainment is handling international sales on jOBS.

Ortenberg stated, "jOBS is certain to resonate with audiences and we are thrilled to partner with Five Star Feature Films to bring this film to theaters.”

Hulme said, "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."

The deal was negotiated on behalf of Open Road Films by Ortenberg, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Operations and Business Affairs, Elliott Kleinberg, and Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, Ben Cotner. The filmmakers were represented by Creative Artists Agency.

 

ABOUT OPEN ROAD FILMS
Founded in 2011 by AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC) and Regal Entertainment Group (Regal), the two largest theatrical exhibition and entertainment companies in the UnitedStates, Open Road Films is a dynamic, acquisition-based domestic theatrical distribution company. Recently Open Road Films released END OF WATCH, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, written and directed by David Ayer, which opened to number one at the box office and has taken in over $40 million to date. Open Road Films’ first releases were Killer Elite, the action-thriller starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro and The Grey, the action thriller starring Liam Neeson and directed by Joe Carnahan, which opened to number one at the box office in January 2012 and has taken in over $50 million to date. Upcoming releases include: A Haunted House, a comedy starring Marlon Wayans and Cedric The Entertainer, opening January 11, 2013; Side Effects, a thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones to be released February 8, 2013; The Host, based on Twilight series author Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling book, starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger and William Hurt, and directed by AndrewNiccol, scheduled for release on March 29, 2013. More info on Open Road Films at: http://www.openroadfilms.com/, http://www.facebook.com/OpenRoadFilms and @OpenRoadFilms.