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.
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. Interested in more on AAPL? See TheStreet Ratings' report card for this stock. Check out our new tech blog, Tech Trends. Follow TheStreet Tech on your wireless devices. -- Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/commodity_bull. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: email@example.com