Ashton Kutcher will play the legendary co-founder of Apple in a film by Joshua Michael Stern.
According to a Sunday report from Variety, the 34-year-old actor will portray the tech genius in an independent film titled “Jobs” that will follow the tech genius’ journey from hippie to co-founder of Apple Inc.
The movie is expected to arrive before the adaptation of Jobs’ authorized biography by Walter Isaacson, whose rights were acquired last fall by Sony.
Posted on April 1, the information was first taken as an “April Fool’s” joke. But on Twitter, the author of the article in Variety ensured readers that this is a reliable information.
Kutcher is best known for his comedy roles, having appeared in “Valentine’s Day,” “New Year’s Eve” and “What Happens in Vegas.” However, he also tried his hand at drama in films such as 2004′s “Butterfly Effect” and 2006′s “Bobby.”
Production is expected to start in May when Kutcher’s CBS sitcom Two and Half Menwill be on a hiatus between seasons.
Jobs was portrayed by Noah Wyle in the movie “Pirates of Silicon Valley” in 1999.
The tech genius died in October after a long struggle with cancer.