Everyone thought it was an April Fools prank especially because the news broke on April 1 but we now know it’s no hoax, Ashton Kutcher will indeed be playing the part of the late Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic.
The star, who is well-known for the hit hippie movie “Dude, Where’s My Car?” and more recently as the replacement of Charlie Sheen in the hit sitcom “Two And A Half Men” has been picked to play the larger-than-life role of the eccentric founder of Apple, something that may come as some form of karma payback for the star who has been dabbling in technology investments in the recent past.
One of the few Hollywood stars to venture into Silicon Valley, Aston has invested in Airbnb, the now popular travel utility that allows people to discover beds and flights through the platform. Through his investment, Ashton won a seat on the board of Airbnb as a strategic advisor.
The new role as Steve Jobs fits in rather well as the two bear an uncanny resemblance. The only down side is that Ashton is not known for acting the sort of character that Steve Jobs had. The hippie turned technology billionaire and icon was known to have a very extreme personality and it will be interesting to see how Ashton actually pulls this off.
It will be remembered that a previous attempt to characterise Steve Jobs failed with the attempt being labelled rather off centre compared to the real Steve Jobs. But with a biography out and tons of information on the Apple founder, it may be easier now to pin down just the right personification of the iconic Silicon Valley veteran.