Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs in indie biopic

By on April 2, 2012
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‘Two and a Half Men’ and ‘Punk’d’ actor will portray Apple genius in an indie biopic shooting in May.


Let’s just say this – when Sony announced that they’re working on a biopic of late Steve Jobs, Ashton Kutcher is NOT the name that first came to your head in terms of casting. But alas, that’s exactly what’s happening and I’m not even April Fooling you right now. The actor is set to play Steve Jobs in an indie biopic titled ‘Jobs’, and there’s nothing we can do about it.

Variety reports that director Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) is set to helm the script by Matt Whiteley, and this project has nothing to do with the Sony biopic that’s being planned. The film will follow Steve Job’s life “wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple, where he became one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our time.” The film is looking for a May shoot date at the moment, when Kutcher isn’t busy attempting to replace Charlie Sheen in ‘Two and a Half Men’.

I can see the resemblance of young Steve Jobs in the actor but Kutcher hasn’t shown us any kind of emotional depth required to play an iconic real life character like this. And he’s too famous of an actor to actually make it look authentic and believable. In the end, it’ll be watching Kutcher mimic Jobs and not a version of Jobs on screen.

But we’ll see.

What do you think?


Filmmaker and film writer. An ironically strange combination. Follow his tweets on @faisalhashmi for his escapades in film.

  • Anonymous

    i believe the director’s role is more important that of the actor. Having said that, the director does not look very promising either. 

  • Jazzonline

    It all depends on the Director and the Makeup Artist … If they can produce the same results as Leo for J.Edgar … I believe they’ll find Jobs in Kutcher as well …

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