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Why Kutcher is playing Steve Jobs

Producer defends casting of Ashton Kutcher.

The news regarding the upcoming movie based on the life of Apple founder Steve Jobs has caused a stir, and with the casting of Ashton Kutcher to play the legendary innovator, producer Mark Hulme has stepped in to defend the decisions for the project.

“Since our film covers the early years of Apple, when Jobs was in his 20’s, we needed an actor who could carry not only the youthfulness of Jobs at the time but also the psychological complexity,” Hulme told in a recent interview. “Because of that, and Ashton’s physical similarities to Jobs, he’s perfect for our film.

“When Ashton read the script he was immediately attracted to the project,” Hulme continued. “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.”

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