There’s going to be a movie about Steve Jobs’ life? That isn’t much of a surprise, since the dude lived a pretty interesting life – Apple fan or not, you’re affected by his time on this planet, one way or another. What we didn’t count on was Ashton Kutcher playing the lead role. At least that’s what Variety reported. Yeah, we’re aware of the timing, but apparently it’s not an April Fool’s thing.
Anyway, here’s the lowdown: the indie film will be called Jobs, and will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote), from a script written by Michael Whiteley. Variety says that the movie is going to chronicle Steve Jobs “from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple,” which is basically what the 1999 TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley covered. How far past “co-founding Apple” is unclear, but it’s probably safe to assume that any relevant movie about Jobs’ life should probably hit on the parts about being him kicked out of Apple, striking it big with Pixar and his return to Apple to – again – strike it big with the iPod, and iPhone.
No word on a release date, but Jobs will reportedly start production in May.