Last weekend, we reported that Ashton Kutcher will play Steve Jobs in the upcoming indie film “Jobs”. Today, The Daily spoke with Five Star Institute’s Mark Hulme who is producing the upcoming Steve Jobs film that is starring Ashton Kutcher. Hulme says that Kutcher is ”pouring himself” into the role and “believes the role was meant for him”.
Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, appears to be happy with the decision too.
The fear that many might have is that Ashton was selected because he’s ‘hot’ right now. But I feel that his selection was done in the most professional manner. And I’m glad that he’s onboard. I think he’ll put a lot into it and that he cares about this particular subject.
When the news was first broke, people had mixed feelings, but Hulme is confident in Kutcher’s abilities as well as his personal interest in the role. They are set to start filming next month and film is set to start filming next month for release and is expected to be released by Thanksgiving of this year. The focus will be on Steve Jobs’s earlier life. In fact, his earlier life and early days at Apple have been portrayed in other films such as Pirates of Silicon Valley. If you haven’t watched it already, I highly suggest you do.
This film about Steve Jobs was reportedly being worked on prior to the passing away of Steve Jobs and before Walter Isaacson’s Jobs biography was published. Sony has purchased the rights to Isaascon’s biography and is working on their own film about Steve Jobs.