Earlier this month, we reported that Ashton Kutcher had landed the lead role in an independent film about the life and times of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
Now detailshave surfaced from the producer of the film, Mark Hulme, who tells us what to expect if you’re a fan of Steve.
Hulme notes that the working title for the film right now is “Jobs: Get Inspired,” which, at least, in my opinion isn’t exactly very inspiring.
Other than the tip on the working title for the flick, we also get an indication of when the movie will hit theaters.
The film is set to start shooting next month and is expected to open in theaters during Q4. The movie will cover the early professional life of Steve Jobs, from 1971-2000. We also know that Sony is working on a larger budget movie about the life of Steve Jobs based on the recently published autobiography. Hulme said that rather than base the script for this movie on books, the screenwriters went directly to people that knew Jobs personally.
Considering this is an independent movie, I’m sure it was a bit surprising to many that Kutcher signed on to play the lead character. However, Hulme says that once Kutcher read the script he was quickly onboard with the project. Still, the fact that Kutcher signed on for an independent film and agreed to play Steve Jobs at all was very odd to me at first. Yet, as you can see in the photo above, Jobs and Kutcher indeed have surprising physical similarities.
When asked about the choice of Kutcher to play Jobs Hulme said, “Since our film covers the early years of Apple, when Jobs was in his 20’s, we needed an actor who could carry not only the youthfulness of Jobs at the time but also the psychological complexity. Because of that, and Ashton’s physical similarities to Jobs, he’s perfect for our film.”