Ashton Kutcher looks eerily like Steve Jobs in on-set snaps

Ashton Kutcher has been snapped in costume looking eerily like a young Steve Jobs on the set of his new biopic, Jobs.

Creepy is the word I'm looking for. Ashton Kutcher has been snapped in costume looking eerily like a dashing young bowtie-sporting Steve Jobs on the set of his new movie Jobs.

The pics, spotted on Twitter by 9to5Mac, have been taken by students at Loyola Marymount University in LA, where filming is taking place.

"Ashton Kutcher filming at #LMU #SteveJobsMovie #howcanIworkwithhimoutside," tweeted student Jackie Nolasco.

The Ronseal-titled Jobs is directed by Joshua Michael Stern and written by Steve Whiteley, and if you haven't heard of them you're not alone. It's Whiteley's first movie credit, according to IMDb, while Stern has hitherto helmed such blockbuster behemoths as yay-for-democracy Costner gloopfest Swing Vote and (I had to look this up) Gandalf psychiatry fantasy (?!) Neverwas.

In other words, it's a pretty cheap ($8.5m) biopic looking to hit cinemas and supermarket DVD bargain bins before the official film comes out. The other movie , 'inspired by' Walter Isaacson's authorised biography of Jobs, will be written by Social Network Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin.

Fingers crossed it's better received than Sorkin's current series The Newsroom, which is being kicked around by snooty bloggers, who are annoyed by its preachy nostalgia and shocking deployment of Coldplay (I shamefacedly confess to loving that scene).

Jobs is slated for a 2013 release, while Sorkin's untitled project doesn't have any details, other than it's being produced by Sony.

Kutcher, best known for automobile-retrieval documentary Dude, Where's My Car? and being the former Mr Demi Moore, is a well-known tech enthusiast -- an early champion of Twitter, he's invested in a bunch of start-ups and is the 500th person to sign up for Virgin Galactic's spaceflight.

He certainly has a great physical resemblance to 80s Jobs, but I'm not sure whether cinemagoers will buy him playing someone as famously intense as the Apple founder , given his slightly goofy, stonerish persona.

Are you looking forward to Kutcher as Jobs? Who do you think should play him in Sorkin's version? I think a thin Tom Hardy might work. Give me your casting notes in the comments below, or over on our big-budget blockbuster of a Facebook page.

 

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