Ashton Kutcher perfect to play Steve Jobs: Producer

"Since our film covers the early years of Apple, when Jobs was in his 20s, we needed an actor who could carry not only the youthfulness of Jobs at the time, but also the psychological complexity.

Ashton Kutcher. Pics/AFP

Because of that, and Ashton's physical similarities to Jobs, he's perfect for our film," Hulme said. The producer also said that it was not difficult to convince Kutcher to star as the late gadget mogul.

"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 recognised the historical importance of Steve Jobs and the potential of the project.

He is very excited to have the role," he added. "Jobs" is planned to begin filming this May, and is expected to release in US theatres later this year.

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