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Release Date: August 15, 2013
Studio: Open Road Films
Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Screenwriter: Matthew Whitely
Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Abby Brammell
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Jobs was chosen to close the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Screenwriter Matt Whiteley began work on the screenplay around the time Steve Jobs took medical leave from Apple to battle pancreatic cancer. Director Joshua Michael Stern stated in an interview that all material for the screenplay was culled via research and interviews:
Mark Hulme, the producer, had an expert team of researchers to comb through all public records and interviews that had anything to do with Steve Jobs. Mark, the screenwriter and the research team, also took it upon themselves to interview quite a large pool of people who either worked at Apple or worked with Steve to make sure we portrayed as accurate a portrait and telling of the events possible within the constraints of the film's length.
Crew filming Jobs at Steve Jobs' childhood home in Los Altos, California.
Production began in June 2012 at Jobs' childhood home in Los Altos, California and at UCLA (used for Jobs' time at Reed College). The majority of the film was shot in the Los Angeles region.
In August 2012, production moved to New Delhi and Vrindavan in order to provide the setting for Jobs' 1974 trek to India. Locations include "Delhi’s Jama Masjid, the Hauz Khas complex, Safdarjung Tomb and Humayun’s Tomb". Aseem Bajaj (Bandit Queen, Chameli, and Khoya Khoya Chand) served as cinematographer for the scenes shot in India. Bajaj notes that they "shot guerrilla style in the crazy and mad by-lanes of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi. We shot near the Red Fort and the famous Jama Masjid for two full days with multiple cameras spread across everywhere. Ashton stood frozen with the chaos staring right in his face which helped us capture what Steve Jobs must have felt on his visit to India."
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