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How Mad Are You About Ashton Kutcher Playing Steve Jobs?

By Kelly Conaboy / April 2, 2012 - 12:30 pm

Have you heard THE NEWS? The only news that everyone is talking about? Have you been to the water cooler yet today, is basically what I’m asking? Been on gchat? If no, first of all get a life, and second of all drop everything you’re doing, sit down, and prepare to be INCENSED. From Variety:

The King of Twitter is now the King of Apple, as “Two and a Half Men” star Ashton Kutcher is attached to play Steve Jobs in the indie pic “Jobs,” which Joshua Michael Stern (“Swing Vote”) will direct from a script by Matt Whiteley.

The film will chronicle Steve Jobs from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple, where he became one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our time.

Hahahaha. Sure. The announcement came yesterday, April Fools’ Day, and some people thought it was an April Fools’ prank, which is very funny. It certainly would have been a very funny April Fools joke from Hollywood (the kind of Hollywood that is made up of people who you don’t really know making biopics that are going to be competing with large biopics from people who you do know based on well-known biographies that you or at least your dad probably have read), but NOPE! And, obviously, people are upset, because HOW DARE THEY? How dare they hire an actor to play Steve Jobs in a biopic that we weren’t going to see anyway, because it’s not the Steve Jobs biopic that Aaron Sorkin might write, and how many Steve Jobs biopics does a person really need? The only other question is: HOW MAD ARE YOU ABOUT IT?

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Thank you for taking part in our poll. At the end of the day we will mail the results to Joshua Michael Stern and Matt Whiteley and see if they will reconsider their choice of hiring the most relevant actor they could get for their independent biopic, probably, no offense to them.