Ashton Kutcher Gets a Job … as Steve Jobs

Ashton KutcherAssuming Variety is not in the “fool the Interwebs game” on April Fools Day game, comes this news that former “That 70s Show” and currently “Two and a Half Men” star Ashton Kutcher is attached to play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a new biopic called “Jobs”.

The film would trace the visionary entrepreneur’s rise from “wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple”, the company that gave us the iPhone, and before that, the Mac. Of course, if you’re under 20, there’s a very good chance you don’t even know what a “Mac” is, much less have used one before. But trust me, kids, back in the day, Macs were pretty big deal, especially in the business sphere. Nowadays, though, you’re liable to see a Mac in the movies (with the ever-present Apple logo) than at a job or one of your friends using it.

Now you may think that Kutcher playing a brilliant mind like Jobs may be a tad overdoing it on the stunt casting, given Kutcher’s, shall we say, “dumb” persona in the media on shows like “That 70s Show” and the MTV prank show “Punk’d”. (Or as you E! fans probably know him, the dude who used to be married to Demi Moore.) But the kid has become a pretty big deal in Hollywood in a very short span, so there’s got to be something going on behind that head, right? If nothing else, he sure jumped on Twitter before a lot of people, though given his box office bombs, you might say that being big on Twitter is almost as useless as, well, being on Twitter.

Joshua Michael Stern will direct from a script by Matt Whiteley, with “Jobs” expected to shoot sometime in May while Kutcher gets time off from his “Two and a Half Men” gig on CBS.

As expected, this isn’t the only Steve Jobs biopic in the works. Sony Pictures is at work on their own version, which will be based on the novel by Walter Isaacson called, appropriately enough, “Steve Jobs”.

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Via : Variety