Ashton Kutcher to Play Steve Jobs in Upcoming Movie, Claims Variety

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Since Steve Jobs' death, there's been some speculation as to who might play him in the inevitable string of biopics. Here's the first: according to Variety, Ashton Kutcher is set to play the role of Jobs in a new indie movie.

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Over the weekend, Jeff Sneider wrote for Variety that Kutcher will appear in an indie flick directed by Joshua Michael Stern from a script by Matt Whiteley. Apparently, the movie already has funding and filming will commence in May.

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Cynics—including me—might point out that it's likely an April Fools joke, but Snieder is on record as saying that Variety considered "holding it until Monday for fear of readers dismissing it as a joke, but felt it was too big a scoop to risk losing". So it looks like it could well be true.

Of course, this won't be the only Steve Jobs biopic—we already know that Sony Pictures is developing its own based on the best-selling book by Walter Isaacson. [Variety]

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DISCUSSION

Steve Jobs is the guy on the Oatmeal Box

I think it's okay that Mr. Butterfly Effect play Steve Jobs. I mean, Steve Jobs was the best at what he does; He sold Stereo Equipment.

Okay, we can pretend like he was a visionary. We can pretend like he invented Pixar. We can pretend like Walt Disney was HIS protege. We can even pretend like he invented the Personal Computer. Oops, did I say Personal Computer?

But in the end he was a salesman. That's all.

Steve Jobs is The Marlboro Man.

Steve Jobs is Chester Cheetah.

Steve Jobs is Bazooka Joe.