The Daily is reporting that, not only is Ashton Kutcher cast for the role of the late Apple co-founder and pioneer (Steve jobs) but he thinks the role was meant for him. The film is supposedly titled “Jobs” and is being pushed for a late 2012 release – you know, so it can make the windows for Oscar contention…
…Producer Mark Hulme, whose newly formed Five Star Feature Films is the sole investor behind “Jobs,” told Flash.
“He believes the role was meant for him.”
I fear for what else Ashton Kutcher thinks he is meant for. Anyway, at least someone is speaking up – Twitter. There have been a number of tweets about the supposed casting, ones like this gem:
Source: The Daily
Jeff Sneider (Variety Magazine) reported on Sunday that Ashton Kutcher (Punk’d) has been cast to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming rendition of the Apple co-founder’s life. Keep in mind that Sunday was April Fools day, so anything is possible regarding the story but even the Hollywood Reporter got in on the story – maybe they’re also in on the joke.
Regardless, here is how I personally feel about Kutcher playing Jobs – no disrespect to the “Dude, Where’s My Car!” and “Killers” star but:
If you’re a producer and you cast Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs – You blew it!
Seems like someone at Virgin America Airlines was a big fan of the late Steve Jobs or at least admired him for his accomplishments because Virgin just named a new Airbus A320 “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”. That phrase was made famous in Steve’s remarkable Stanford commencement speech in 2005, where he ended by saying to the graduating class, “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”. Dara Kerr (Cnet), broke the story and in an interview with Virgin America spokesperson Abby Lunardini, revealed:
…The ‘Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish’ aircraft name was actually submitted as a tribute to Mr. Jobs by one of our employees in an internal plane naming competition…
It’s hard to say what Steve might have thought about the tribute but Richard Branson does run the whole Virgin empire on similar guidelines to Apple, “innovation” and “progressive thinking”.
If you’ve turned on your computer or TV today, chances are you’ve heard about Apple CEO and founder, Steve Jobs, has taken another medical leave. This is the second in as many years and while he states:
“I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.”
While this does point to Steve not being dangerously ill, it still leaves many feeling both sad and worried about the situation. Jobs is looked at as the driving force behind Apple’s success and the core to its future – a future without jobs is a future of mystery for Apple Inc, at least in the near term.
I personally don’t want to jump the gun here and believe Jobs will return back to day to day operations soon, especially since he is staying as CEO. Get back soon Jobs. Click for press release.