Ashton Kutcher will play Steve Jobs in a movie about the late Apple co-founder from his early days as a “wayward hippie” up to his technology ventures.
According to Variety, the independent film Jobs is based on a script by Matt Whiteley and will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern.
A separate movie project about Jobs, based on the 2011 biography by Walter Isaacson, is being developed at Sony Pictures Studios.
Kutcher, who replaced Charlie Sheen on the long-running television sitcom Two And A Half Men,” is scheduled to shoot the movie during that TV series’ production hiatus.
His big-screen credits include Valentine’s Day, What Happens in Vegas and The Butterfly Effect.
But he is probably better known for his marriage to actress Demi Moore.