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Ashton Kutcher To Play Steve Jobs In Indie Movie

04/01/2012 05:33 pm ET | Updated Apr 01, 2012

Ashton Kutcher is Steve Jobs? According to Variety, the "Two and a Half Men" star is attached to play Apple icon in "Jobs," an indie film from "Swing Vote" director Joshua Michael Stern.

According to Variety, the movie will follow Jobs on the journey that took him from "wayward hippie" to Apple co-founder. Matt Whiteley wrote the script. The movie is scheduled to begin production in May while Kutcher is on hiatus from "Two and a Half Men."

Kutcher joined the cast of "Two and a Half Men" after Charlie Sheen was fired from the series. The deal was only for one year, and about $700,000 an episode, and Kutcher has yet to sign on for Season 10 of the hit CBS series. Reports indicate Kutcher could get a raise to $1 million an episode. The former "That 70s Show" star seemed keen to sign on for another season.

In early March 2012, Kutcher said he was unsure of his future with the show, but seemed hopeful. “I haven't heard from the powers that be yet,” he explained. “Right now, I want to work with these guys."

After Jobs' death in October, Kutcher took to Twitter to mourn the loss of the Apple visionary.

Next up for Stern is Stone Village's "Carnaval," with John Cusack and Johnny Knoxville. For skeptics thinking this is an April Fools' Day prank, Variety's Jeff Sneider took to Twitter to clear the air.

For more on "Jobs," click over to Variety.

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