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Steve Jobs (L) and Ashton Kutcher (R)  (Source: venturebeat)
Kutcher will not play Jobs in Sony's movie about Steve Jobs, which is based on Walter Isaacson's book

American actor Ashton Kutcher will take on the role of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs in a new film about the late creator of Apple according to Variety.

The movie, called "Jobs," will be an indie film about Jobs' life from his free-spirited, hippie days to the time which he co-founded Apple with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. It's currently unclear if the movie will chronicle Jobs' life beyond the founding of Apple.

The film will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern, who is best known for directing Disney's 2008 comedy "Swing Vote." The script for "Jobs" was written by Matt Whiteley.

Kutcher, who is Best known for roles such as Michael Kelso in "That 70's Show" and Walden Schmidt in his latest sitcom role "Two and a Half Men," will become Jobs in May when filming begins. This is also when "Two and a Half Men" will take a break, allowing Kutcher to spend more time on the role.

With Jobs' passing on October 5, 2011, films depicting his life were inevitable. In addition to Stern's movie about Jobs' life, Sony Pictures is working on a film of its own, which is based on Walter Isaacson's book titled "Steve Jobs." Kutcher will not be playing Jobs in Sony's film.

Jobs co-founded Apple with Wozniak and Wayne in 1976, and ended up leaving the company in 1985 after losing a power struggle with the board of directors. He then founded computer platform development company NeXT and co-founded computer animation film studio Pixar.

He later returned to Apple as interim CEO in 1997, rescuing the company from near bankruptcy. Jobs introduced revolutionary products like the iPod, iPhone and iPad during his time as Apple's CEO. He later stepped down as CEO in August 2011 due to health complications associated with pancreatic cancer, and passed away on October 5.

Sources: Variety, SlashGear





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Overrated A-hole
By B3an on 4/2/12, Rating: 0
RE: Overrated A-hole
By chmilz on 4/2/2012 10:17:35 AM , Rating: 2
Fuck Ashton Kutcher too. Dude's a terrible actor. He was funny for a couple seasons in a sitcom over a decade ago and has simply been famous for being famous ever since.


RE: Overrated A-hole
By Quadrillity on 4/2/2012 12:26:17 PM , Rating: 2
Actually I thought his role in "The Butterfly Effect" was brilliant. He also drew quite a few laughs from me in "What Happens in Vegas" too. But I guess it all depends on your liking.

Oh, and his character in "That 70's Show" was a riot sometimes lol!


RE: Overrated A-hole
By chmilz on 4/2/2012 1:21:43 PM , Rating: 3
I actually kinda liked Butterfly Effect. His best work other than Kelso for sure, but that doesn't say much.


RE: Overrated A-hole
By blppt on 4/2/2012 1:14:47 PM , Rating: 2
Agree 100%. Terrible actor with no delivery either. He was great as Kelso and has been horrible in everything else, IMHO. He has also been horrid in replacing Sheen.


RE: Overrated A-hole
By Samus on 4/3/2012 3:06:53 AM , Rating: 2
The Butterfly Effect demonstrated Ashton's excellent acting capabilities, but like Keanu Reeves, he has elected to sequentially choose bad roll after roll. This may be a fitting part for him, but there is nothing he can do to make this movie not such.


RE: Overrated A-hole
By blppt on 4/3/2012 1:25:34 PM , Rating: 2
I'm sorry...I cant see what the raves are about his performance in that film...is it that he wasnt "AS BAD" as in his other roles? I thought he was pretty awful in that movie as well.


RE: Overrated A-hole
By spread on 4/2/2012 4:03:10 PM , Rating: 3
He sounds like the perfect actor to play Steve Jobs.


RE: Overrated A-hole
By Mitch101 on 4/2/2012 12:17:59 PM , Rating: 2
Necrophiliac!


RE: Overrated A-hole
By The0ne on 4/2/2012 1:15:53 PM , Rating: 2
Screw that, rate up for us sharing the same opinion of the dead guy. Thank God.


Which is it?
By gregpet on 4/2/2012 1:27:15 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Kutcher will not play Jobs in Sony's movie about Steve Jobs, which is based on Walter Isaacson's book




RE: Which is it?
By Mortando on 4/2/2012 2:54:25 PM , Rating: 3
Indie film based on Matt Whiteley script: YES
Sony Pictures film based on Walter Isaacson book: NO


Didn't they do this already?
By quiksilvr on 4/2/2012 9:33:42 AM , Rating: 2
Pirates of Silicon Valley? Oh, wait. One of them died and we need to cash in on that because Hollywood can't make anything original, never mind.




By andre-bch on 4/2/2012 10:52:35 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, that movie came into my mind too.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168122/

I actually liked it, although don't know how accurate it is.

As for hollywood, well, that was a TV movie, so perhaps a feature film isn't a bad idea, but honestly I don't think they can make a better one.


So Most hated Movie ?
By hrishi2das on 4/3/2012 10:34:37 PM , Rating: 2
So this is going to be the most hated movie?

Jobs + Kutcher ... How can you hate something else more ?




RE: So Most hated Movie ?
By mindless1 on 4/4/2012 12:53:56 PM , Rating: 2
by giving Justin Beiber a part in it too.


no subject
By Scabies on 4/2/2012 2:40:45 PM , Rating: 2
indie film: starring Ashton Kutcher, based on the story of one of the most well known Americans of the past century, directed by someone that grossed $16m+...

does indie even mean anything anymore? (did it ever?)




subject lines still exist?
By Iketh on 4/2/2012 9:23:24 PM , Rating: 2
I can't help but think Bill Gates' character would have to appear in the movie somewhere, so who might play that role?




title of movie
By Ammohunt on 4/2/2012 10:13:38 PM , Rating: 2
"Jobs" Obama might want to watch a movie with that title.




By Beenthere on 4/2/2012 10:34:37 AM , Rating: 1
I've never thought he was a particularly good actor. Probably about all he and Jobs have in common is that they are both eccentric.




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