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A Second Chance at Who Should Play Steve Jobs

Recently, Sony pictures announced that the new Steve Jobs biopic would be penned by Social Network writer extraordinaire Aaron Sorkin. The movie, titled for some reason Steve Jobs, will be based on the best-selling biography by Walter Isaacson. Contrary to what you are thinking, this is not the indie Steve Jobs biopic starring one Ashton Kutcher, which has been getting all the buzz. If you have not heard this news already, there is a second film being produced about the Apple founder's life.

Why are they making two movies about Steve Jobs's life? I dunno? Why did they just make two movies about Snow White's life? Why did they make two movies within five years about the Hulk's life? Why did they make five movies about that dog Beethoven's life? Hollywood is an odd bird and we needn't ask silly questions.

Instead we should look at this as an opportunity. The indie pic cast Ashton Kutcher before we even had a say. It was like a viral dream; one minute we heard there was a Steve Jobs film in the works, and within one refresh we were told Kutcher would be playing the title role. Not that we have anything against Kutcher playing a young Jobs. He looks the part and he may pull a few acting surprises out of his black turtle-necked sleeves. No doubt Aaron Sorkin and Sony will look high and low for the perfect Jobs; as of this post no actor is attached. This is great. Now we can take wild stabs in the wind at who should play Steve Jobs in the second biopic, which is coming out at potentially the same time.

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Abby Koenig
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