Ashton Kutcher Poor Choice For Steve Jobs

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - When word first broke that Ashton Kutcher was slated to play Apple ( AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs, there was no shortage of opinion.

Readers surveyed by TheStreet, though, are not in favor of the idea.
Ashton Kutcher

Kutcher, who currently stars in the CBS ( CBS) comedy Two and a Half Men, has been picked to play Jobs in an indie film, according to Variety.

More than 60% of TheStreet's readers, however, see this as a poor choice.

Some 61.7% of respondents to TheStreet's recent poll on this topic said that Kutcher will detract from the role, adding that the part should have gone to an unknown actor.

Almost a quarter of respondents said that Kutcher would be a good choice to play Jobs, and that they would go see the movie.

Perhaps a shot at Kutcher's box office draw, 14.36% of those surveyed said they would go see the movie regardless of the actor picked to play the legendary entrepreneur.

Jobs died in October 2011 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. In addition to the indie film, Sony ( SNE) is currently developing a script based off Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs, simply entitled "Steve Jobs", according to Variety.

Shares of Apple are higher in Thursday trading, up 1.37% to $632.87.

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-- Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York

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