Mark Hulme, the producer of the upcoming Steve Jobs movie starring Ashton Kutcher, recently sat down to an interview detailing thoughts and plans about the high-profile flick. The biggest question for me is how a small, independent, new filmmaker managed to wrangle such a good match for a young Steve Jobs as Kutcher. Hulme replied:
When Ashton read the script he was immediately attracted to the project. He is a Steve Jobs and Apple fan, and is technologically savvy, as well, so he recognized the historical importance of Steve Jobs and the potential of the project. He is very excited to have the role.
Filming starts next month, and there are still many key roles that have yet to be filled, but Hulme promises that the movie will be "an accurate and inspirational portrayal of [Jobs'] fascinating life and the huge impact he had on the world". Jobs: Get Inspired (the movie's working title) won't be without competition. Besides there already being an early-days biopic about Steve Jobs called Pirates of Silicon Valley released in 1999, Sony intends to turn the official biography by Walter Isaacson into a movie too. Unfortunately for Sony, their version will be coming out after Get Inspired, which should be available before the end of the year.
Do you guys intend on seeing Jobs: Get Inspired in theaters? Do you think Kutcher will do the role justice, or is he still just Kelso from the 70s show to ?