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Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 03:56 pm PT (06:56 pm ET)

Kutcher thinks Steve Jobs role was meant for him, film script called 'award worthy'

Ashton Kutcher's starring role in a new, independent movie based on the early years of the career of Steve Jobs is said to be based on an "award-worthy" script that Kutcher is determined to help turn into a breakthrough dramatic performance.

Speaking with The Daily, producer Mark Hulme of Five Star Feature Films said that Kutcher believes the role of Jobs was "meant for him." Five Star is the sold investor behind the upcoming movie, entitled "Jobs."

"He is already meeting with folks that knew Jobs," Hulme said. "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 added that Kutcher "loved" the script, and that the actor wants to "prove to the world that this is the right part for him." Kutcher is best known for his comedic roles, as he currently stars on CBS's "Two and a Half Men," and previously appeared in shows like MTV's "Punked" and Fox's "That 70s Show," as well as movies such as "Dude, Where's My Car?" and "No Strings Attached."

Word that Kusher would take on the role of Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple, first surfaced earlier this week. It was then revealed that the independent film will portray Jobs's growth from "wayward hippie" to entrepreneur.

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Photos show the similar likeness of of Jobs (Getty Images) and Kutcher (WireImage), via The Daily.


That info was reaffirmed by The Daily on Tuesday, which noted that the movie will start in 1971 with the initial partnership of Jobs and fellow Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. From there it will detail the early years of Apple, the recruiting of former Apple CEO John Sculley, as well as the ouster of Jobs from Apple before his triumphant return.

The film will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern, who Hulme said views the project as "award-worthy." The director only seeks actors who feel the same about the script, and the studio hopes to release the film by this Thanksgiving, having it out in time for award season and potential Oscar contention.