By Wand Agency
(Image source: The New York Times / CBS)
BY NATHAN GIANNINI
ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY
No, this one isn’t an April Fool’s joke! Variety reported Sunday -- Hollywood heartthrob Ashton Kutcher will play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic titled “Jobs.”
The ‘Two and a Half Men’ star will portray Jobs’ transformation from quote “wayward hippie to ... one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our time.” And we have to admit -- he does bear a striking resemblance to the late CEO.
So, it’s no joke. But apparently not everyone was so sure, given the unfortunate timing of the news. Variety’s Jeff Sneider, who broke the story, took to the social media site to defend his scoop.
“We discussed holding it until Monday for fear of readers dismissing it as a joke, but felt it was too big a scoop to risk losing. It’s TRUE!”
The New York Times reports -- the film will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern -- and it’ll have some competition.
“This ‘Jobs’ film is unrelated to a film adaptation of Walter Isaacon’s best-selling biography ‘Steve Jobs’ that Sony Pictures Entertainment is preparing. (As is often the case with Apple, there’s always a new product or upgrade to contend with every few months.)”
That biopic will reportedly feature either George Clooney or Noah Wyle as Jobs. So what does this mean for Kutcher’s future on ‘Two and a Half Men’? E! Online reports...
“While he has yet to sign a deal for another season, sources tell E! that Kutcher will most likely return to Two and a Half Men for another year. Kutcher would film ‘Jobs’ while on hiatus from the CBS comedy in May.”