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Ashton Kutcher to Play Steve Jobs in Upcoming Indie Film "Jobs"

Variety reports that actor Ashton Kutcher will be playing Steve Jobs in an upcoming independent movie called Jobs.
The film will chronicle Steve Jobs from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple, where he became one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our time.
The movie is set to start production in May while Kutcher's CBS sitcom Two and Half Men is in between seasons.

Ashton Kutcher was first known for his role as Michael Kelso in the sitcom That '70s Show but has since seen success in movies and other TV series. Kutcher has also been recently involved in Silicon Valley startups and technology investing.

Despite the timing of the news on April Fools, the author notes that they discussed holding the story until Monday, but were worried about losing the scoop. The story is presently on the front page of Variety's website.


The Hollywood Reporter also reports on the news and provides the comparison shot above between Kutcher and Steve Jobs from 1977. It should be noted that this is a separate project from the Sony project that had acquired the rights to the Walter Isaacson authorized biography.

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27 months ago
Please no! It must go to Noah Wyle

Rating: 60 Positives
27 months ago
Har har har, april foooools
Rating: 38 Positives
27 months ago
April fools!
I hope...
Rating: 29 Positives
27 months ago

Of course everyone has their own opinion of Ashton Kutcher.


In before the suggestion of the title, "Dude, Where's my iPhone?"
Rating: 28 Positives
27 months ago
Bad choice. Kutcher may look like Jobs from a certain perspective, but his acting absolutely tanked a top rated '2 and a Half Men' show. He's also typically type casted as a goofy, comedic type in just about everything he has done. They should have gone after Noah Wyle again, who played Jobs in the Pirates of Silicone Valley in 1999. He looks like Jobs to an extent, and did a great job with Steve's mannerisms in that particular movie.
Rating: 25 Positives
27 months ago
Pretty cool I think.

Ashton Kutcher also dabbles w/ startups so it would be nice to have a guy like him playing someone like Steve Jobs.

Of course everyone has their own opinion of Ashton Kutcher.
Rating: 16 Positives
27 months ago
Uncanny.

To Ashton: if you wanna know what you'll look like in 20 years look at Steve Jobs' most recent pics
Rating: 16 Positives
27 months ago
no, i mean, just no... unless it's a b-rated fictional account where bill gates, played by demi moore, gets to slowly ruin his life
Rating: 15 Positives
27 months ago

Bad choice. Kutcher may look like Jobs from a certain perspective, but his acting absolutely tanked a top rated '2 and a Half Men' show. He's also typically type casted as a goofy, comedic type in just about everything he has done. They should have gone after Noah Wyle again, who played Jobs in the Pirates of Silicone Valley in 1999. He looks like Jobs to an extent, and did a great job with Steve's mannerisms in that particular movie.


I thought he was good in the Butterfly Effect and Valentine's Day. It's a little unfair to say that 2.5 men tanked because of his acting - it tanked because the lead character and sole purpose of the show was 'let go'. That's like firing Hugh Laurie from House, Michael Hall from Dexter or Emily Deschanel from Bones and replacing them with a random actor!

I agree though that Kutcher's mannerisms are completely off although I've seen him have the same intensity in his eyes as Jobs had a lot of the time and I'd at least be interested to see him rise to the challenge. Sure a lot of us would love Noah Wyle to do it but most outfits producing a Steve Jobs film would likely want to distance themselves from Pirates of Silicone Valley so that they look like they're doing something 'new'.
Rating: 13 Positives
27 months ago
Later this week, in a surprise announcement, Variety will report that none other than teen heartthrob Justin Bieber will play the role of Bill Gates.
Rating: 10 Positives

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