Will Ashton Kutcher butcher the role as revered Jobs?
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Two and a Half men star is to take on the role of Apple CEO in a new film.
Ashton Kutcher will play the deceased Steve Jobs in a new film biopic about his life set to begin filiming in May according to reports, which looks set to rival the movie Sony is making about the Apple legend, announced after his death last year.
According to Variety, the film will be an indie style flick directed by Joshua Michael Stern (behind 2005 movie Swing Vote with Kevin Costner) with Matt Whiteley penning the script for the film simply titled “Jobs.”
The goofy actor best known for his role in That 70’s show as Michael, will have his work cut out to play the notorious tough operator Jobs, although may well be able to pull off the younger Steve, who sampled LSD among others narcotics as a hippy-ish Californian youth.
And he has the floppy hair to boot.
But to portray the often temperamental and messianic Jobs in later life as the boss booted out of his own company, Apple, only to resurrect to the top may well be Kutcher’s most serious role yet, whose recent films include light comedies “What Happened in Vegas” and “No Strings Atttached.”