News that Kutcher would be playing Steve in the movie, simply titled “Jobs,” was met with mixed reactions earlier this week. While many are pleased to see Kutcher play Jobs, others believe Kutcher isn’t the right person.
Kutcher ‘believes the role was meant for him’, and is ‘pouring himself into the role’, says Mark Hulme who is producing the upcoming film.
Hulme believes Kutcher will “prove to the world that this is the right part for him”, who spoke with The Daily.
“When he read the script, he loved it. He and the director (Joshua Michael Stern) met two days later and they could tell that this was the right direction.”
“The physical resemblance is actually scary … but he himself connects with this man in a very significant way. Of course he’s a big techie. He has a personal affinity to what Steve Jobs accomplished,” Hulme added. “Ashton is a much more intense individual than a lot of his current roles represent. We are feeling convinced that he’s gonna nail this.”
“He is already meeting with folks that knew Steve Jobs. He’s working with professionals to get inside the voice. He’s letting his hair grow out. I understand he’s canceled all meetings and actually canceled all other projects”, Hulme said.
The focus of the film will be on Steve Jobs’ earlier life, with the film to be released by Thanksgiving of this year.
“We decided between 1971, the initial partnership of Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, is where we would start and then the bulk of the script remains in the early years of Apple and the recruiting of [former Apple CEO] John Sculley from Pepsi and then of course Jobs’ ousting and a smaller portion is his triumph and his return,” Hulme said.