Ashton Kutcher To Star As The Late Steve Jobs In The New Biopic ‘Jobs’


The news going around today is that Ashton Kutcher is close to signing on to play the late Steve Jobs in a biopic called Jobs about the Apple innovator. A film about Steve Jobs emerged pretty much straight after his passing. Reportedly, Sony began developing such a film merely days after Steve Jobs’ death last October. The film will be based on the best-selling biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson,and Ashton surfaced today as the guy in the lead to play the world’s most respected and powerful entrepreneurs in the business and technological world.

The film is said to be chronicling Steve Jobs’ life from his “wayward hippie” ways as a young man, to how he ended up co-founding Apple, becoming one of the world’s most powerful men. Reports are saying that Ashton has yet to sign the deal, but is in serious negotiations to play Steve in this biopic.

OK, so there is definitely an uncanny physical resemblance between Ashton Kutcher and young, Steve Jobs, but sadly, aside from appearances, I’m not sure this is a good casting choice. It would certainly be a big breakthrough role for Ashton to play the world’s highly regarded tech father. Steve Jobs’ biography has become a best-seller, and no doubt this biopic will be equally popular. I guess I’m just not convinced that Ashton is a good fit to portray Jobs. I’m interested to know what they plan to do with the older Steve Jobs, he certainly looks nothing like boyish Ashton. I expect also there will be scenes from more recent times when sadly Steve was very unwell. I’m not sure Ashton could handle those scenes. Hmm…I am super excited about this new biopic though, and really hope that it is done well. What do you think of this casting news?

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  • i think its actually way too soon to be making a movie on steve jobs. all it says to me is someone is cashing in on someone’s death. ill think otherwise if steve’s family releases a statement of approval. but so far, ashton kutcher playing steve jobs screams attention and makes me only think this is for publicity and big bucks. and not the integrity of maing a film to depict steve in the most real way. two thumbs down.

  • Baybridget

    My brain refuses to acknowledge this.

  • blaqfury

    If they’re going for “Straight-To-DVD”, then this is an excellent casting choice…

  • Amarie

    I think Stanley Tucci would make a great older Steve jobs. Ashton Kutcher? Just no.

  • Shannon

    I don’t know too much about his personal life but unless Steve jobs was a major tool bag then this sounds so wrong!! You know Other than the fact that he passed away like 5 minutes ago.

  • Bethany

    Noooooo!! No no no no no! This is such a terrible idea! Just because Ashton vaguely resembles Steve Jobs does not mean he should play him in a movie. I don’t have anything against Ashton, but I think this is a terrible casting choice, if it does turn out to be true. And it does seem to be a bit too soon to be making a movie about Steve, but I guess it’s to be expected :-/

  • Hah! Guess his role as an internet genius on 2 and a half men got someone’s attention.