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March 18, 2013

Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs biopic delayed

'jOBS' was originally due out in US cinemas on April 19

Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs biopic delayed

The release date of Steve Jobs' biopic, starring Ashton Kutcher, has been postponed.

The film about the Apple co-founder, titled jOBS, was due out in US Cinemas on April 19 to mark the 37th anniversary of Jobs starting the computing giant, however, it has now been moved off that date and no new release date has been set, reports Deadline.

Five Star Films and distributor Open Road found there wasn't enough time to "create buzz" for the film with an April date and a decision was agreed to quietly postponed the release until further notice.

The biopic tells the story of Steve Jobs' journey from college dropout to one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the 20th century and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011.

Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, the first clips from jOBS were revealed in January. It has already come under criticism from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, played by Josh Gad, who told Good Morning America: "What I saw was just so far from anything that really happened or said in those days".

The West Wing writer Aaron Sorkin is also writing a rival Jobs movie based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography.

Watch the first clip of Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs below.



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