MUMBAI: Ashton Kutcher has been cast in a biopic of
Apple founder Steve Jobs. He will play the technology
pioneer in an indie movie which will simply be titled
film will feature the visionary businessmans rise
from a California hippie to co-founder of Apple. Jobs
died in October last year after he fell to a battle
with pancreatic cancer when he was 56.
the actor has earlier featured in drama projects in
the past such as 2004 science fiction thriller The Butterfly
Effect and the coastguard action film The Guardian,
tackling the role of the iconic CEO will surely be the
biggest test yet of the 34-year-olds acting ability.
One thing the actor will not have to worry about is
hours of make-up work, as the pair look uncannily alike.
Joshua Michael Stern will start shooting the film to
be produced and financed by Mark Hulme in May.
will not be the first actor to play Steve Jobs. Noah
Wyle played him in the critically acclaimed 1999 television
movie Pirates of Silicon Valley, which followed the
respective rises of rivals Apple and Microsof..