Ashton Kutcher To Play Steve Jobs In Indie Film
Director Joshua Michael Stern (“Swing Vote”) and newbie screenwriter Matt Whitely have come together for the film “Jobs,” chronicling tech guru and entrepreneur Steve Jobs‘ rise to success with Apple. According to Variety, the film will receive financing from Mark Hulme at the Five Star Institute, with domestic distribution rights owned by the Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
So what is the connection between CAA and the film? The agency represents both Joshua Michael Stern and the actor picked to play the lead role of Jobs; Ashton Kutcher. With all of the recent recent tabloid style news circulating about his troubled ex-wife Demi Moore and alleged hook-ups with Rihanna, this is refreshing information. Still, as CNN Money notes, it will not be a huge Hollywood affair. That will be the Sony Pictures adaptation of Walter Isaacson‘s authorized biography “Steve Jobs.”
After The 70′s Show Kutcher showed himself to be a great comedic actor, but he’s got some dramatic chops as well. We’re interested to see how he plays the role, especially in a low budget film where the acting will be front and center without bells and whistles. From what we can see, he has already got one factor in his favor — a striking resemblance to young Jobs.
“Jobs” is set to begin production in May while Kutcher has a break from filming Two and a Half Men.