Icrap – Ashton Kutcher To Play Steve Jobs

- 04-02-12Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

Steve Jobs was the creator, co-founder, chairman and face of one of the largest companies in the world. Sadly, Jobs died in Oct. of 2011. The world still mourns for him.

Hollywood, of course, will be honoring profiting from his life and death in a biopic indie simply called JobsJoshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) will direct from a script written by Matt Whiteley.

A film documenting one our generations foremost technology pioneers was certainly not unexpected. The man that has just been cast to play Jobs however, well that just threw me for a loop.

Variety says  Two and a Half Men and former That ’70s Show star Ashton Kutcher will portray the late Apple co-founder.

Despite my desire for this to be an April Fools joke, it is not. Ashton got the job (pun intended). The film will follow Jobs’ life from “wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple, where he became one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our time.”

I’m not convinced Kutcher has the chops to pull it off. I will admit, however, they look very similar. That’s all, though.

Jobs shaped a lot of things within the tech, music, and film industries. You’d think Hollywood would honor his memory with a much more respectable actor. Oh well, that’s Hollywood for you.

 

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