Ashton Kutcher, well known for his roles in That ’70s Show and Two and a Half Men, landed the role of Steve Jobs in an upcoming film about the Apple co-founder’s life, simply called Jobs. The independent film is said to follow Mr. Jobs’s life from “wayward hippie,” to founding Apple.
Ashton Kutcher image courtesy Rotten Tomatoes
Variety broke the news on April 1, raising questions as to whether or not the article was a prank. The entertainment industry publication insisted the story wasn’t a joke, and The Hollywood Reporter later backed up the story.
Jobs was scripted by Matt Whiteley, and will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern, known for Swing Vote and Neverwas.
This film isn’t associated with the Walter Isaacson biography of Mr. Jobs. The rights to the film version of his book were snatched up by Sony, and presumably won’t include any appearances by Mr. Kutcher.