Today in show business news: Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs biopic has a release date, Nicolas Cage's Rapture movie gets even stranger, and Adam Levine will soon be hosting SNL.
The movie that has goof-giant Ashton Kutcher playing computer innovator and probable genius Steve Jobs will be released in April, its distributor has announced. The film is technically premiering later this month on the closing night of Sundance, but it will be available to the masses in the spring. Oh, and, um, the title of the film? It's jOBS. No, no typo there, no errant hold of the caps lock key. It's jOBS. Lowercase "j," capitalized "OBS." Maybe it's a nod to the iPhone and iPod and iPad and iScream and whatever else? Yeah. Because of Apple computers. jOBS. We're all gonna have to read and type out jOBS a lot more times before April is through. Who knows if the movie is any good or not, but with a title like jOBS — oh, and yeah, the fact that Ashton freakin' Kutcher is playing Steve frickin' Jobs — we can't imagine that it's going to be the toast of Park City. But who knows! Everyone might love jOBS. eVERYBODY cOULD lOVE jOBS. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Helping to solidify it as one of the weirdest movies currently in production, High School Musical drama diva Ashley Tisdale has joined the cast of Left Behind. That's, ahem, the big-screen reboot of the Kirk Cameron movie series based on the Evangelical adventure novel series about the end of the world, i.e. the Rapture. The one that already stars Nicolas Cage and, potentially, Chad Michael Murray. Yeah. So now Sharpay Evans is involved, playing Cage's daughter. Supposedly this version of the Rapture story is less religiously tinged, but still. What a movie, huh? What. A. Movie. Who's going to get cast next? Fran Drescher? Danny from Hey Dude? Maybe they'll go the other direction and throw some money at poor Derek Jacobi or some other old RSC bum. Whatever happens, we're pretty sure it will be strange and delightful. Cast on, odd movie! May the crazy light of your conviction light the way. [Deadline]