Ashton Kutcher will play Steve Jobs

Yes, we are serious

As all manner of "hilarious" April fools did the rounds yesterday, one caught our eye in particular. Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs? Ahahahaha, good one! Oh, apparently it's not a joke. Right…

While Sony also have a biopic in the works, Kutcher will be starring in an indie account of the Apple genius's life, simply entitled Jobs. Directed by Swing Vote's Joshua Michael Stern, the film will follow what Variety describe as his journey from, "wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple."

Straight off the bat, we would suggest that Kutcher has bagged this part largely on the basis of his looks. Not that a Jobs biography would require a hunky leading man you understand. It's just that the two men do look rather similar…

However, physical likeness aside, we do feel a little nervous every time Kutcher attempts "serious acting". You only need to cast your mind back to The Butterfly Effect to recall that look of constipated confusion that comes out whenever the star moves away from more comedic waters…

However, it will certainly be good for a few headlines, and who knows? This could be the part that relaunches Kutcher's career as a credible actor. Yet another (re)invention to put in Jobs' name...

Is Kutcher a good fit for Jobs? Share your thoughts, below.

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    • EddieFelson

      Apr 2nd 2012, 9:42

      Dubious to say the least. Jobs was a genius and Kutcher is just well not is he?

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    • 2Dglasses

      Apr 2nd 2012, 13:07

      not overly fussed with the casting (good resemblance to a young jobs...), i just think this is a film that doesnt need to be made. They'll have to try and make it more exciting to seel tickets, and then ultimately skip over other aspects of his life and so people will kick off. Also, wish they'd stop naming biopics with one word names. Even if it means more titles like "De-lovely"

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 2nd 2012, 15:26

      When did Kutcher do comedies? He made his fame on the back of Demi Moore, (literally)

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    • Heisenberg

      Apr 2nd 2012, 17:10

      @hadouken, tbf kutcher was great and made his name in that 70s show, which up until its last season was brilliant

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    • FBJRider

      Apr 3rd 2012, 20:33

      Why? I'm not questioning the casting, I'm questioning the film itself. Couldn't they find someone better to make a film about? I mean yeah he's famous for being co-founder of one of the largest companies in the world but so what? Apple is terrible, the only reason the company is so popular because lucky for Jobs and co the products got made to look like 'must have' items and now everyone and their mum wants an iPhone or an iPad. There are plenty of companies that made products like Apple's much earlier and to a better standard.

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