Kutcher will play Jobs, the iconic Silicon Valley visionary, in the bio-picture, "jOBS," which is to begin principal photography in June.
The film covers Jobs from his early years as an "impressionable youth and wayward hippie, through his initial successes and infamous ousting, to his storybook return and ultimate triumphs as a man who set out to change the world and did just that," said a synopsis from Five Star Feature Films.
The film is to be released in late fall.
Jobs, the computer genius who helped revolutionize the communication and entertainment industries, died of cancer in October. He was 56.