According to recent reports, Ashton Kutcher is now confirmed to appear in the indie film “Jobs” about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The film, to be directed by Joshua Michael Stern (director of “Swing Vote”), will chronicle Jobs’ life from his early days as a wayward hippie to co-founder of one of the world’s largest companies.
I’m no casting director, but I think Kutcher is definitely an interesting choice to play Jobs. Not only is he going to have to spend some serious time in the makeup chair to resemble Jobs, but isn’t he kind of goofy to play the serious, and demanding guy?
Even “International Business Times” reporter Dave Smith agrees with me, “Even though Kutcher and Jobs are both attractive with a keen interest in technology, unless Stern makes a silent movie or a movie about Jobs’ youth, this movie is going to be a disaster.”
Fans aren’t all on board either. One of Kutcher’s followers Tweeted about it, saying, “Bad choice. Kutcher may look like Jobs from a certain perspective, but his acting absolutely tanked a top rated ‘Two and a Half Men’ show. He’s also typically type casted as a goofy, comedic type in just about everything he has done.”
However, Apple’s other co-founder, Steve Wozniak, applauds the choice. Wozniak recently commented to TMZ, saying “The fear that many might have is that Ashton was selected because he’s ‘hot’ right now, but I feel that his selection was done in the most professional manner. And I’m glad that he’s on board. I think he’ll put a lot into it and that he cares about this particular subject.”
So essentially we should all get behind the former Mr. Demi Moore. Because if there’s anyone that should know who would make a good Jobs, it would definitely be Wozniak.
However, this may very well be much ado about nothing, as this will not be the only film about Jobs, and it could be the inferior version. Like all good ideas that Hollywood has, they usually come in twos. And this film will be the small, independent feature with a smaller budget. Meanwhile, Oscar winning Aaron Sorkin, writer or “The Social Network,” is busy adapting the recent Steve Jobs biopic into a film of his own. Without even being cast, that movie sounds like it could to the Apple iPod to Kutcher’s Microsoft Zune.