For the second time today: Yes, you read that headline correctly. No, it's not an April Fools' Day joke.
Variety reports exclusively this afternoon that none other than Ashton Kutcher will play Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic about the Apple founder. Because that makes TOTAL SENSE, right? Some details:
Ashton Kutcher is attached to play Steve Jobs in the indie pic "Jobs," which Joshua Michael Stern ("Swing Vote") will direct from a script by Matt Whiteley.
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.
Five Star Institute's Mark Hulme is financing and will produce the pic, which is skedded to start production in May while Kutcher is on hiatus from his hit CBS series.
Just how random is this casting decision? The writer of the Variety item, Jeff Sneider, took to his Twitter around the time it was published to assure people it wasn't some sort of April Fools' Day joke.
That's how random.