Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs - and more juicy film news

2 April 2012 by Francesca Steele


Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs, Full-length Trailer Arrives for Total Recall Remake


He's not necessarily the actor with the most gravitas - but then again, he does have quite similar hair to the Apple founder in his younger years.

Ashton Kutcher is going to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic about his early days as a "wayward hippie" up through to his technology ventures, according to entertainment paper Variety.

The independent film "Jobs" is based on a script by Matt Whiteley and will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote).

A separate movie project about Jobs, based on the 2011 biography by Walter Isaacson, is also being developed  by Sony.

Kutcher, who replaced Charlie Sheen on the long-running television sitcom Two and a Half Men, is scheduled to shoot the movie during that TV series' production hiatus.

Kutcher's big-screen credits include Valentine's Day, What Happens in Vegas and The Butterfly Effect.

Plenty of relevant work experience then.

Total Recall Remake gets a Full-length Trailer

Total Recall 08Could this Colin Farrell remake ever make us forget the original 1990 Arnie film?

In this reimagining of the Philip K. Dick classic, Farrell takes on the role of Douglas Quaid, a worker who suffers from nightmares, as two political powers - Euroamerica and New Shanghai battle it out for world domination.

As you'd expect from director Len "Underworld" Wiseman, the trailer is jam-packed with hi-octane action sequences, some fierce girl combat and plenty of slow-mo shots.

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