Ashton to Play Steve Jobs

Yes, Kutcher really will play Apple co-founder in indie film
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2012 8:50 AM CDT
Ashton to Play Steve Jobs
This 1977 file photo shows Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as he introduces the new Apple II in Cupertino, Calif.   (AP Photo/Apple Computers Inc., File)

In an indie biopic chronicling Steve Jobs' rise from hippie 20-something to Apple co-founder, Jobs will be played by … Ashton Kutcher. No, the news—first reported by Variety yesterday—isn't an April Fools' Day gag, insists Variety reporter Jeff Sneider. Jobs, directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote), is scheduled to start filming in May, and should not be confused with the other biopic being developed by Sony; that one will be based on Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs. Check out our photo gallery and decide for yourself if there's any resemblance between Jobs and Kutcher. (More Ashton Kutcher stories.)

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