The new star of Two and a Half Men Ashton Kutcher is set to play the leading role of Steve Jobs in the upcoming film about the life of the Apple Co-founder. The news was broken via twitter where film reporter Sneider announced for the first time that the ‘Punk’d’ star would play the great man himself, in a film that will show you just how Steve Jobs went from a college drop out Hippie to becoming the co-founder of the biggest company in the world.
The Bioptic is to be directed by Joshua Michael Stern and will be written by Matt Whitely. Not only is Kutcher a great actor for the role but when looking at photos there is a shocking resemblance between the two as well.
Film blog SlashFilm also told us that filming for the Bioptic will start as early as May as this is when Kutcher is on a break from filming for his newest project Two and a Half Men.
Variety says that Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) will direct from a script written by Matt Whiteley, and that 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.” Will the film follow Jobs into his later days, meaning that we’ll see Kutcher in severe makeup to suggest Jobs’ illness? We don’t know.
The film will begin to shoot in May, when Kutcher is on his Two and a Half Men hiatus.