With yesterday being April fool’s day it was difficult for readers to weed through the BS stories and find out what was really going on in the world of entertainment, but one reporter really went the distance when trying to break a huge story about Ashton Kutcher.
When we first heard Variety’s claims that the ‘Two and a Half Men’ star was set to play the role of a young Steve Jobs, we thought it had to be a joke, but after seeing how uncanny the resemblance is between Steve and Ashton (along with pleads from the writer to believe that it was an unfortunate coincidence that the story was released on April 1) we started to not only realize that it was true, but that it was also a perfect cast.
Jeff Sneider from Variety ended up spending most of his day yesterday on Twitter defending the Kutcher/Jobs story. He wrote;
“We discussed holding it until Monday for fear of readers dismissing it as a joke, but felt it was too big a scoop to risk losing. It’s TRUE!”
“Guys, do you REALLY think the top @Variety brass & my editors would let me post an APRIL FOOL’S DAY joke on the homepage? Uh… no.”
‘The timing of the story is unfortunate but this information is CONFIRMED. And the resemblance, if you ask me, is uncanny… I look fwd to it.”
The indie movie that will focus on Jobs’ rise from hippie to entrepreneur is said to begin shooting in May while Kutcher is on hiatus from filming ‘Two and a Half Men’. The film will be spearheaded by ‘Swing Vote’ director Joshua Michael Stern and the script was written by Matt Whiteley.
Although Kutcher is mostly known for his comedic roles in films like ‘Dude, Where’s My Car’ and TV shows like ‘That 70’s Show’, Ashton has also proven in the past that he has what it takes to give a fairly dramatic performance in films like ‘The Butterfly Effect’.
There is a second film about Steve Jobs that will be produced through Sony Pictures, but it is said that Kutcher’s biopic will be first to hit theaters.
Photo: David Shankbone