Steve Jobs Biopic Starring Gad Postponed

Steve Jobs Biopic Starring Gad PostponedThe upcoming biographical film tracing pioneers Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak's rise to the top ranks of the tech world, previously titled jOBS, has been postponed for the immediate time being according to a new report.

The film was originally set to be released on April 19, but the release date has now been cancelled as the powers-that-be reconsider when would be best to release the film and work on devising a new marketing plan for the indie project.

JOBS is directed by Joshua Michael Stern and written by Matthew Whiteley. The film stars Ashton Kutcher, along with BOOK OF MORMON star Josh Gad, InDepth InterView participants Matthew Modine and Dermot Mulroney as well as many other notables.

Check out Deadline's story on the matter here.

I spoke to Matthew Modine when he first signed on for the film in June and he had The Following to say about his character in the piece and the project in general:

Steve Jobs Biopic Starring Gad Postponed"PC: The final film for us to discuss is the film you are shooting this month: jOBS, with Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs.

MM: Yes. Ashton is Steve Jobs and I play the man who fired Steve Jobs from Apple Computers - he was hired by Apple from Pepsi; his name is John Sculley. He started the Pepsi Challenge and then they brought him in to Apple and he actually fired Steve Jobs from Apple.

PC: An act almost unbelievable to even contemplate occurring.

MM: It's a lot like the story of Michael Jordan: I don't know if you know, but Michael Jordan was cut from the basketball team when he was in high school.

PC: Equally inconceivable.

MM: It was being cut from the team that made him want to go out and prove to everybody that he was one of the great basketball players and that he had no business being cut from the team in the first place. It was during that time that he got the anger and the drive and the focus to be able to work on who he was and what his game was. It's the same with the period of time that Steve Jobs was not working at Apple - he was starting Next Computers and I believe Pixar happened a little after that time. So, what happened was, that period of time was so important because, had Steve Jobs not been fired from Apple, he might not have become the Steve Jobs that everybody knows; the legend and the myth that is Steve Jobs."

Check out my InDepth InterView with Matthew Modine here.

A new release date for JOBS - now having dropped the lower-case J in the title - has not been set yet.


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