Ruiz reports, “‘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,’ producer Mark Hulme, whose newly formed Five Star Feature Films is the sole investor behind ‘Jobs,’ told Flash. ‘He believes the role was meant for him.’”
““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,’” Ruiz reports. “Don’t rule him out for a Best Actor Oscar campaign, either. Kutcher will begin filming ‘“Jobs’ next month in hopes of releasing the film by Thanksgiving, in time for awards consideration.”
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MacDailyNews Take: It’s stunning and amazing to hear a producer talking up his film.
MacDailyNews Note: Sony Pictures is currently developing its own Steve Jobs biopic, based on the bestselling biography Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. The indie production starring Kutcher is based on a script by Matt Whiteley and will focus mainly on Jobs’ early years.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers "Fred Mertz" and "Lynn Weiler" for the heads up.]
Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs in ‘Jobs’ biopic – April 1, 2012