“Two and a Half Men” star Ashton Kutcher is expected to play the young Steve Jobs in a new indie feature chronicling the early “wayward hippie” days of Jobs as Apple's co-founder.
The film simply titled 'Jobs' — will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern, according to an exclusive report by Variety who lists the 2005 "Neverwas, as Stern's big screen debut followed by Disney's "Swing Vote," in 2008.
While news of Kutcher's participation in the project is already attracting significant Hollywood buzz, it should be noted that the indie film which begins shooting in May is expected to be followed by the Steve Jobs biopic coming from Sony Pictures — which is based on the bestselling book by Walter Isaacson.
Kutcher will reportedly film the Jobs feature while on hiatus from the CBS comedy Two and a Half Men in May in order to beat Sony's version of the Steve Jobs story onto the big screen.
So who will play alongside Ashton as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak?
[Steve Jobs photo by Norman Seeff]