Five weeks after it was confirmed that Ashton Kutcher had been cast to play Steve Jobs in one of the two upcoming biopics chronicling the Apple co-founder’s life, the first photos of the actor in Jobs’ distinctive attire have surfaced.
Today, TMZ posted photos (courtesy of Pacific Coast News) of Kutcher on the set of the film tentatively titled ‘Jobs: Get Inspired.’ Dressed in a black turtleneck and faded jeans. The similarities are remarkable.
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The film’s producer Mark Hulme spoke to Neowin about the casting of Kutcher and the theme of the film:
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.
We have purposed for the movie to be an accurate and inspirational portrayal of his fascinating life and the huge impact he had on the world, so yes we expect his family and friends to appreciate it.
It is also worth noting that Sony is preparing a separate Jobs biopic, based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography of Steve Jobs.
Whilst filming has begun, the movie isn’t expected to hit theatres until the end of the year.