Who’s with Ashton Kutcher? Casting the Steve Jobs biopic

Macworld Australia Staff
3 April, 2012
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After the announcement that Ashton Kutcher will play Steve Jobs in an upcoming biographical film, we here at Macworld Australia have put our heads together to figure out the rest of the cast.

There has been unsubstantiated speculation that Charlie Sheen will front as Steve Wozniak, Jobs’ Apple co-founder in the independent film titled Jobs, and we think this would be a great place for Sheen to make a comeback.

According to our own imagination, British actor Jason Statham (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Transporter) could play Jonathan Ive, Apple’s Industrial Design senior vice president; American comedian Ryan Stiles could portray Tim Cook and Jobs’ wife Laurene Powell would be played beautifully by movie star Jennifer Aniston.

Written by Matt Whiteley and directed by Joshua Michael Stern, the film will cover Apple’s rise from its humble 1976 beginnings to its place as the biggest company in the world.

Variety’s Jeff Sneider reports: “The film will chronicle Steve Jobs from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple, where he became one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our time.”

According to Variety, production for the film will start in May while Kutcher is taking a break from his role in the hit American comedy Two and a Half Men.

Kutcher, who has over 10 million followers on Twitter, tweeted a quote from Steve Jobs when he died last year, writing: “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. – Steve Jobs RIP.”

Kutcher, 34, is also known for his roles in The Butterfly Effect (2004) and more recently New Year’s Eve (2011), among several other big movies and television shows.

Who do you think would best fit the roles in the movie? Comment below.

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