Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs in film biopic

The actor has been confirmed to play the late Apple boss in a film of his life

He seems like an unusual choice to us, but Ashton Kutcher has been cast to play late Apple boss Steve Jobs in a film about his life, according to reports.

It’s understood that the Two and a Half Men actor will have a nerdy make-over to star in the Joshua Michael Stern-directed flick, which will chart the life of the Apple co-founder and computing entrepreneur who revolutionised the electronics market with the launch of the iPod, iPhone and iPad and who died in October last year following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Variety is reporting that shooting on the film will begin in early May and that it is based on a screenplay by Matt Whiteley. According to the story, producers are trying to get the film finished and into cinemas before a second Steve Jobs biopic, which is also slated to open this year.

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The other Steve Jobs picture, which is being backed by Sony, is based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling authorised biography of the Apple pioneer. It’s believed that The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin is adapting the book for the script.

Back in November, both George Clooney and his former ER co-star Noah Wyle were linked to the role but no castings have been confirmed.

What do you think of Ashton playing Steve Jobs in the film? Is he a good choice? Would you rather see someone else take the role, and if so, who? Tell us in the comments box below…

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