Ashton Kutcher to Play Steve Jobs in Biopic JOBS

     April 1, 2012

ashton-kutcher-steve-jobs-slice

Given the rather odd casting choice, I feel the need to preface this story with the assertion that this is not an April Fools’ Day joke; this story is (as reported) 100% real.  With that in mind, Mr. Ashton Kutcher is apparently readying to play the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a biopic called Jobs.  The notion of a Jobs-centric biopic isn’t exactly new, as Sony began developing such a film merely days after the innovator’s passing.  Last we heard, The Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin was considering penning the studio project, but Jobs is an entirely separate film.  Hit the jump for more.

steve-jobs-ashton-kutcherPer Variety, Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) is set to direct Jobs from a script by Matt Whiteley.  The film will chronicle Jobs’ life “from a wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple.”  Despite Kutcher’s fairly heavy comedic background, I have to admit he does look a great deal like Jobs.  Nevertheless, appearance isn’t the highest item on my list when looking at the casting of a biopic, and Kutcher’s dramatic resume doesn’t exactly lead me to believe that he’ll knock the Jobs role out of the park.

Production on Jobs is slated to get underway in May, casting some doubt over the necessity of Sony’s project.  I’d be thrilled to see a Sorkin-penned biopic of Jobs’ life, but the studio has to decide whether or not they want to be the second Jobs film out of the gate by a longshot.  Though I don’t necessarily think Kutcher’s the right choice to take on the Jobs role, it’s nice to see him willing to stretch his acting chops; he could easily fall into a lapse of complacency with his high profile role on Two and a Half Men. That said, I’d like nothing more than to be pleasantly surprised by his performance so we’ll see how things shake out.

steve-jobs-ashton-kutcher-movie

Around The Web

Latest News

Enter Our Giveaway and Win Free JURASSIC WORLD Toys

Raptor claws are within your grasp!

TOP 5: SAN ANDREAS, Rick Baker Retiring, POINT BLANK Remake Trailer

The latest on the 'It' remake, a batch of original features, and a reminder to watch 'Jack Reacher' also hold a place in this week's Top 5.

THE SHINING and GRAND BUDAPEST Mash up Perfectly in “The Grand Overlook Hotel”

Who knew Wes Anderson and Stanley Kubrick framed their shots so similarly?

Channing Tatum to Produce, Possibly Star in Former Lifetime Movie TWO KISSES FOR MADDY

The tear-jerker memoir revolves around a single father raising his daughter.

Watch: Four JURASSIC WORLD Journals Featuring Chris Pratt Being Chris Pratt

Pratt certainly steals the spotlight, but all four videos have loads of behind-the-scenes footage well worth checking out.

Disney Pulls the Plug on TRON 3

Disney has decided not to move forward on the 'Tron' sequel from director Joseph Kosinski.

ANT-MAN: Evangeline Lilly Announces Marvel’s Micro-Tech Challenge

Girls ages 14 to 18 can win a trip to the 'Ant-Man' premiere by building a project using micro-technology.

LUMBERJANES Getting a Live-Action Movie at 20th Century Fox

Black List scribe Will Widger is set to adapt Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke A. Allen's delightful comic.

HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT Review: Love is a Drug in the Safdie Brothers’ NYC-Set Drama

The Safdie Brothers' narrative follow-up to their great parental drama 'Daddy Longlegs' stars Arielle Holmes and Caleb Landry Jones as heroin addicts scrapping for dope, booze, and shelter in NYC.

New INSIDE OUT Clip Introduces Riley’s Personality Islands

Find out the difference between a standard memory and a core memory.

Page 1 of 3,97112345...102030...Last »