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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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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 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.

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