Ashton Kutcher to Play Role of Steve Jobs in Indie Film "Jobs"
Ashton Kutcher is going to play Steve Jobs in an independent film about the Apple founder.
Variety announced Sunday that Ashton Kutcher of "That ’70s Show" and "Punk'd" and now "Two and Half Men" will portray the tech genius in an independent film, "Jobs," about the guru's journey from hippie to entrepreneur.
Shooting will begin in May during a "Two and a Half Men" hiatus.
The film will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern, who has previously helmed Disney's voter comedy "Swing Vote," and will be written by Matt Whiteley. Ashton Kutcher was cast because he looks strikingly similar to a young Steve Jobs in the face.
Jobs is set to chronicle the meteoric rise of Apple’s co-founder from Northern California hippie, as he became one of the most revered entrepreneurs of our time. Mark Hulme from the Five Star Institute, a Dallas-based mortgage industry group, is financing and will produce the movie.
The movie is reported to focus mainly on Jobs’ early years, rather than on the period after he returned to Apple and turned the company around.