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Ashton Kutcher To Play Steve Jobs...Not A Joke

Posted April 2, 2012 - By Joseph Baxter

Ashton Kutcher To Play Steve Jobs...Not A Joke

When the initial news broke on April Fool's Day that Ashton Kutcher was set to play late Apple visionary, Steve Jobs in an upcoming indie biopic, some savvy fans were quick to dismiss it, due to the obvious timing of the report. -- Well, it's looking as if that dismissal was unfounded.

According to Variety, the current Two and a Half Men star and tabloid gift will indeed portray the Apple founder in a small biopic simply called Jobs. (As opposed to, "Dude, Where's My Operating System?")

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Interestingly enough, this will be the second such biopic in the works, as the best-selling Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson is being developed as a film over at Sony with The Social Network writer, Aaron Sorkin on the script.

Jobs with Ashton Kutcher will be scripted by Matt Whiteley and directed by Joshua Michael Stern of the 2008 life-affirming comedy/political satire film, Swing Vote.

Will the selection of its star reflect a more light-hearted approach to Jobs' life story? Or is Kutcher attempting to reinvent himself seriously on this project?