The film, to be released in the fourth quarter this year, will focus on the the early years of Apple, between 1971 and 2000, producer Mark Hulme told Neowin.
Two and a Half Men actor Ashton Kutcher has signed on to play the role of Jobs in the movie and ‘believes the role was meant for him’. The physical resemblance between Steve Jobs and Ashton Kutcher is uncanny.
Hulmes told Neowin that he and his team had been looking for an actor to “carry not only the youthfulness of Job at the time but also the psychological complexity”, and reassured that the actor is serious about the role.
“Because of that, and Ashton’s physical similarities to Jobs, he’s perfect for our film,” he said.
“We have proposed for the movie to be an accurate and inspirational portrayal of his fascinating life and the huge impact he had on the world, so yes we expect his family and friends to appreciate it,” said Hulmes when asked if the family, friends and fans of Steve Jobs would like the film.
Hulmes said they are still in discussion with other actors for a number of key players in the story – such as Steve Wozniak, John Scully, Mike Markkula and Daniel Kottke – but was not at liberty to announce who these actors were. Steve Wozniak also has said that he was glad Kutcher was onboard: ”I think he’ll put a lot into it and he cares about this particular subject.”
Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) has signed on to direct the film.
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