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Ashton Kutcher claimed playing Steve Jobs in biopic

updated 07:25 pm EDT, Sun April 1, 2012

Kutcher might play Jobs in indie movie

Despite the April Fools' Day timing, Variety has made serious claims on Sunday that Ashton Kutcher will play Steve Jobs in an independent movie. The Five Star Institute-produced title Jobs is expected to enter production in May, during Kutcher's break from Two and a Half Men. The project will reportedly focus on Jobs' early days on his way to founding Apple.

Swing Vote director Joshua Michael Stern would oversee the movie, with Matt Whiteley writing the script.

It's not known when the movie would reach theaters. Neither Five Star Institute nor the key people involved have commented.

Jobs wouldn't be the only biopic about the late technology CEO, but it may be the first to have committed production plans. Sony Pictures has reportedly been looking to tap Aaron Sorkin for a project with a more mainstream focus and possibly larger scope. It has yet to be confirmed outside of Sorkin not expressly denying that it was under consideration.

Jobs last got biographical treatment in movies over a decade ago, when Pirates of Silicon Valley starred Noah Wyle as Jobs. The time difference prevented it from covering the extent of Jobs' success in turning Apple into one of the most successful companies in the world and used the infamous video of Bill Gates at Macworld Boston 1997 as an example of Jobs coming full circle.

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  1. Bobfozz

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    Some similarity

    But Kutcher and his antics portray himself as a nutjob. Serious enough to be Steve Jobs? Someone will have to put a tight rein on him.

  1. macnnoel

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  1. coffeetime

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    I could see the villain (Steve Ballmer) played by Kevin Spacey.


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    Throwing up in bag now...

    Make that an EXTRA double industrial strength garbage bag....

    Ok, need another.

  1. Nekogami13

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    Another reason to hate Hollywood. Definitely will skIp it.

  1. DaJoNel

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    is funny. But he will NEVER even be able to imitate the man that Steve Jobs was.

  1. facebook_Pete

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    Noah Wyle would have been the better choice. Sigh.. bunch of pissing eejits.

  1. beb

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    Is smart, loud-spoken, knows who iJustine is and actually is someone who would probably do the part some justice. I just wish that it was an Aaron Sorkin script—oh well.

  1. chas_m




    I have mixed feelings about it, but actually there are aspects of Steve's personality that Kucher could probably manage quite well under the careful guidance of a good director. He does have the look of Steve in his 30s, so depending on what period of time this covers he could be okay. I don't know who they'd get to play the older Steve, though.

  1. efithian

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    Mrs. Jobs

    I have never seen 2.5 Men, so I don't know if Kutcher can act. He does sort of look like Steve in the 1990 time period and makeup can do a pretty good job. Lauren Powell Jobs should be taken on as an advisor on the script.

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