1st Steve Jobs Movie Gets Red Carpet Premiere
The first movie about Apple’s legendary co-founder got a warm reception at its world premiere, just 15 months after Steve Jobs’ death. “jOBS,” starring “Two and a Half Men” actor Ashton Kutcher as the tech and computer entrepreneur, got a red carpet roll-out at the Sundance Film Festival ahead of hitting U.S. theaters on April 19.
“jOBS” chronicles 30 defining years of the late Apple chairman, from an experimental youth to the man in charge of one of the world’s most recognized brands. It is the first of two U.S. feature films about Jobs, who died in 2011 at age 56. “Everybody has their own opinion about Steve Jobs, and they have something invested in a different part of his story. So the challenge is to decide what part of his story to tell, and not disenfranchise anybody,” director Josh Stern told.