He’s had one foot in Hollywood and the other in Silicon Valley for years now, so it makes sense that Ashton Kutcher has been tapped to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming bio-pic of the late Apple co-founder.
On Sunday, Variety reported that Kutcher will star in “Jobs,” which is expected to chronicle Jobs’s life from his decidedly un-corporate youth to his hand in creating Apple. Variety said the film, to be directed by Joshua Michael Stern (“Swing Vote”) is slated to start production in May while Kutcher is on a hiatus from “Two and a Half Men.”
Kutcher, who put on yet another hat at Sunday’s Country Music Awards, singing a stanza from George Strait’s ”I Cross My Heart,” has been involved in multiple Internet start ups, including Ooma and Katalyst Media. While much of his film work has been critically underwhelming — like 2011′s “No Strings Attached” and “New Year’s Eve” — he was praised for his work in 2005′s “Bobby,” about the assassination of Robert Kennedy.