Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs in indie biopic
Kutcher to play Silicon Valley titan in biopic

US actor Ashton Kutcher (L) and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs ®. Kutcher is set to play Jobs in an independent biopic, Hollywood trade paper Variety reported Sunday, April 1, with filming scheduled to start this summer. (AFP photos; Kutcher photo by Emmanuel Dunand, taken at the UN, Nov 4 2011; Jobs photo by Eric Cabanis, taken in Paris, France, Sept 17, 1998)

MANILA, Philippines – Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs? Yes, it will happen.

The Two and a Half Men star will play the technology icon in the independent biopic Jobs, Hollywood trade magazine Variety reported on Sunday, April 1.

The film will be helmed by Joshua Michael Stern, based on a script by Matt Whiteley.

“The film will chronicle Steve Jobs from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple, where he became one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our time,” the Variety report said.

Filming will take place while Kutcher is on break filming the sitcom, The Hollywood Reporter (THR) reported.

Jobs will be produced by Five Star Institute, and is different from the film adaptation of the Walter Isaacson biography of the Silicon Valley titan, which will be produced by Sony, according to THR.

Jeff Sneider, the reporter who broke the story for Variety, maintained that the report is not an April Fools’ Day prank, saying on Twitter they released the news Sunday instead of Monday, April 2 for fear of losing the scoop.

“We discussed holding it until Monday for fear of readers dismissing it as a joke, but felt it was too big a scoop to risk losing. It’s TRUE,” he tweeted. –

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