Los Angeles: 'Two and A Half Men' star Ashton Kutcher has been tapped to star as the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a biopic.

The 34-year-old actor will play the lead in the independent movie, to be directed by Joshua Michael Stern, titled "Jobs", reported a magazine.

Being scheduled to begin filming in May, "Jobs" centers on the titular figure's life from when he was a wayward hippie from Northern California until he became the co-founder of Apple.

The biopic will be produced by Mark Hulme through his Five Star Institute banner. "Jobs" is not the only Steve Jobs biopic which is currently in the works. Sony Pictures has also been developing an untitled Steve Jobs biopic, which will be based on an authorized biography by Walter Isaacson. The rival project still hasn't tapped its lead actor as well as screenwriter and helmer.

Kutcher was last seen in Garry Marshall's star-studded romantic comedy, "New Year's Eve". Though he is famously known for his stints in comedy films, the Iowa-born actor also earned strong notices for his performances in such dramas as "Spread", "The Butterfly Effect" and "Bobby".