Ashton Kutcher (left) and Steve Jobs
Amanda Edwards/WireImage; AP
04/02/2012 at 06:00 AM EDT
is due to play Steve Jobs
in the indie movie Jobs
, which is scheduled to start shooting in May, says the Hollywood Reporter
The trade paper – noting that the Two and a Half Men
star bears an uncanny resemblance to the Apple co-founder, who died in October
– says the movie, to be directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote
) from a script by Matt Whiteley, will trace Jobs's rise from Northern California hippie to computer innovator.
Another movie about Jobs is also in the pipeline, based on Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography and being prepared by Sony Pictures, though this biopic starring Kutcher is looking to be first out of the gate.
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