The movie has been in the works almost since Steve passed away of complications due to pancreatic cancer on October 5th, 2011, at the age of 56.
When I first heard about plans for a movie about Steve, it was in April of this year, and I thought then that the whole deal happened real fast. I still think that’s the case, here. And while I’m happy for Ashton, it’s hard for me to feel a little weird about the whole deal.
But it’s in full motion to completion. Moreover, considering the buzz Ashton’s getting because he “feels” like Steve, Sony should just hang up its project and back this one. It seems silly to do two movies – unless Sony’s making a pure documentary, which I doubt. Sony’s going to have to use makeup and CGI to get anyone close to what Ashton can pull off naturally.
Take a look at the video from Mashable, below, which shows Kutcher in full JOBS mode, captured in photo by college students: