Ashton Kutcher is pouring himself into the role of Steve Jobs before filming of the movie entitled, 'Jobs', begins next month.
"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," said producer Mark Hulme, whose newly formed Five Star Feature Films is the sole investor behind 'Jobs'. "He believes the role was meant for him."
Hulme told The Daily publication that Kutcher will "prove to the world that this is the right part for him."
"When he read the script, he loved it. He and the director (Joshua Michael Stern) met two days later and they could tell that this was the right direction."
"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."
Hulme has high hopes for the film and with a planned release by Thanksgiving, it would be in time for Oscar award consideration. 'Jobs' will focus heavily on the Apple co-founder's early years looking at his partnership with Steve Wozniak, the recruiting of John Sculley from Pepsi, and his ousting from Apple.
Sony is also making a movie about Steve Jobs based on the Walter Isaacson biography; however, that movie may take much longer to reach theatres.