In an article that straddles the line between technology and showbiz, film reporter Jeff Sneider revealed that Ashton Kutcher has been chosen to play the role of the late Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic.
Coinciding with April Fools’ Day, Sneider’s article on entertainment website Variety was dismissed by some as a prank, but the reporter repeatedly confirmed the veracity of his post through Twitter.
Kutcher, a star in the American sitcom ‘Two and a Half Men’, has been noted for his physical appearance, sharing similarities with Jobs when he was young.
Kutcher himself has an active presence in the technology industry, being an investor in some tech start-up companies. In 2009, the actor became the first Twitter user to surpass the 1,000,000 mark of followers.