Sunday, April 15, 2012
News Update: Steve Jobs movie starring Kutcher to focus on CEO's early years
The planned biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs will cover the Apple co-founder's early years, the film's producer said in an interview.
The independent movie, which has been given the unfortunate working title of "Jobs: Get Inspired," will focus on Jobs' life from 1971 to 2000, Mark Hulme told Neowin glossy publication. The rookie producer said work on the movie's wording note, which is based on widely available information very than a book, began when Jobs announced his retirement last August.
Kutcher was chosen for the role based on this physical resemblance to the late Apple executive during his younger years, Hulme said.
"When Ashton read the script he was immediately attracted to the project," Hulme said. "He is a Steve Jobs and Apple fan, and is technologically experience, as well, so he recognized the historical importance of Steve Jobs and the possibilities of the project."
in addition to Kutcher, the film's producers are trying to cast "some exciting actors" to portray key figures in Jobs' early years (Steve Wozniak, John Scully, Mike Markkula, and Daniel Kottke), although Hulme declined to identify who they might be.
The movie, which was announced on April 1, is scheduled to get going filming in May in Los Angeles, with theatrical release expected in the fourth quarter this year.