He plays a technology mogul on TV and is known as being a social networking pioneer. Now Ashton Kutcher is to star as one of the world’s most famous tech titans, Steve Jobs, Variety reported Sunday.
Kutcher, 34, will take the lead role in the indie biopic Jobs, which will chronicle the Apple co-founder’s life from a wayward hippie to his overwhelming success at the company that created the iPod, iPhone and iPad.
The film will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern and written by Matt Whiteley.
Kutcher is expected to film Jobs while on hiatus from the hit CBS series Two and a Half Men, in which he plays internet billionaire Walden Schmidt.