The Hollywood Reporter have announced that Ashton Kutcher has landed the titular role in the first of 2 Steve Jobs biopics. The other one is being developed over at Sony Pictures. The film is being directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) and is looking to shoot as early as May 2012. This coincides with Kutcher being on hiatus from TWO AND A HALF MEN and it will also mean the film will be the first one out of the gate and into theatres.
“Stern (Swing Vote) will direct Jobs from a script by Matt Whiteley. The film will chronicle Jobs’ meteoric rise from Northern California hippie to co-founder of Apple.” – Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter.
More on this film as it develops.
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