Ashton Kutcher Cancels All Other Projects To Play Steve Jobs Role That Was ‘Meant For Him’

Ashton Kutcher Cancels All Other Projects To Play Steve Jobs Role That Was ‘Meant For Him’

Kutcher is a dead ringer for Jobs in his early days.

It seems Ashton Kutcher is delighted to be playing Steve Jobs in Mark Hulme’s upcoming movie, so much so that he has canceled all of his other projects and has already begun meeting with Steve’s friends to “get inside the voice.” Hulme reports that Kutcher has “poured himself” into the role that was “meant for him.”

In an interview with iPad magazine The Daily, Mark Hulme from Five Star Feature Films said:

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.

He believes the role was meant for him.

News that Kutcher would be playing Steve in the movie, simply titled “Jobs,” was met with mixed reactions earlier this week. It didn’t help that the story broke on April Fools’ Day. While many were pleased to see Kutcher bagging the role, others believed it was a joke and felt Kutcher wasn’t the right person.

However, Hulme is confident that Kutcher will “prove to the world that this is the right part for him.”

According to the report, Hulme’s movie was already in the works before Steve Jobs passed away last October, and before Walter Isaacson’s biography was published. Filming is scheduled to start next month, with the film’s release set for this Thanksgiving.

The movie will focus on Steve’s early days, according to Hulme:

We decided between 1971, the initial partnership of Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, is where we would start and then the bulk of the script remains in the early years of Apple and the recruiting of [former Apple CEO] John Sculley from Pepsi and then of course Jobs’ ousting and a smaller portion is his triumph and his return.

MacRumors notes that Kutcher does have the backing of Steve’s friend and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who told TMZ:

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.

Another film about Steve is being developed by Sony Pictures, which purchased the rights to Walter Isaacson’s biography last year. However, details on this are still very thin at this point.

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  • akshaylal

    I think it will work very well. I will definitely be watching this!!

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  • Jonathan Ober

    steve wozniak should be played by mark addy. Google it!

  • premonition

    Let this guy do his job, I’m sure he will take this role seriously. So for the future commenters don’t start hating on him.

  • Jdsonice

    Aston K certainly looks a little bit like Steve Jobs. I hope he does a better job playing Steve Jobs as compared to playing Charlie Sheen on 2 & 1/2 Men. He is simply put Horrible in that show.

  • sonofsci

    Let this guy do his job, I’m sure he will take this role seriously. So for the future commenters don’t start hating on him.

    You’re sure based on what? If it’s o.k. with you I think the commenters should go on giving their honest opinion. After all, this would be the first movie this guy has done that I’m aware of that doesn’t have “unrated” diagonally across the cover.

  • Jdsonice

    So I hope Ashton stops working on 2 &1/2 men. That will be an improvement.

  • TBeckner

    Who cares what this guy says? What happened to Wyle? Wyle would have been Steve’s choice.

  • Jonathan Ober

    Aston K certainly looks a little bit like Steve Jobs. I hope he does a better job playing Steve Jobs as compared to playing Charlie Sheen on 2 & 1/2 Men. He is simply put Horrible in that show.

    You do realize that Ashton’s role on 2 & 1/2 Men isn’t playing Charlie Sheen’s character but a new character right? Because when you are with Charlie Sheen you reenact scenes from Platoon…don’t reenact scenes from Platoon :P

  • Eric

    Every character Kutcher has played (serious role or not), has been the same. And it’s not Steve Jobesque. He may resemble his looks, but not the persona or personality. I hope the producers aren’t casting Kutcher just to sell seats in the theaters.

  • Dan Bloom

    no no Bell, this movie will never get made. see yotuube channel titled ”The Ashton Kutcher Steve Jobs Movie Will Likely Never Get Made: it was all PR hype! ” at MrDanBloom channel on YT, and see my blog here: this entire SCOOP was not really a scoop. there was no press conference and there was no press release, this was all one reproter’s scoop-de-scoop. But this movie will never see the light of day or the dark of a movie theeater. read my blog and get back to me: I know the truth here. So does Vince Mancini. See his blog too:
    It happened one night. Or day.

  • Dan Bloom

    It happened one night. Or day.

    Scene: Hollywood.

    Setting: A Manager’s office:

    What transpires:
    A hungry young Hollywood ace reporter looking for a scoop is sitting in a manager friend’s apt when he is sent script for consideration for his actress client. The script is for a movie about Steve Jobs, an indie deal.
    The note attached to the reading script says Ashton is ”attached” to the title role. Hungry young Hollywood ace reporter looking for a scoop immediately emails AK’s reps, hears back the next morning and it turns out to be ”true”, whatever that means. SCOOP goes ahead with blessings of editor and publisher, with
    no apparent fact-checking or vetting — or any carefully-worded headline. SCOOP is so cool and huge and powerful that once published it goes viral and news of the said movie appears almost verbatim on over 10,000 blogs and websites in the known universe. Maybe more outside the Milky Way Galaxy!

    Now you know the rest of the story. Will the indie movie said to be starring
    GO GO GO…. ! It could happen.

    Then again:

    QUOTE UNQUOTE: “I think it’s bullshit and said so when I wrote about it on my blog. it was always a sort “who cares” story to begin with.” — Top film critic on West Coast who also doubts movie will ever get made.

    A BLOG POST BY CHARLES THICKENS

  • reflectphoto

    Kutcher may not be my most favorite actor, but he still is an actor, and if he does his homework, will play Steve just fine. And I don’t think there is anybody on earth that looks as much as Jobs as Ashton does.

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Killian BellKillian Bell is a freelance writer based in the UK. He has an interest in all things tech, but most enjoys covering Apple, anything mobile, and gaming. You can follow him on Twitter via @killianbell, or through his website.

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