(Collider) Josh Gad stars opposite Kutcher as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. So, you know, not the least annoying cast in the world. TMZ says this is Kutcher in full costume on the way to the set of Jobs. The script by Matt Whiteley chronicles Jobs’ trajectory “from a wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple.” Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) is directing.
For comparison, check out the image of a young Steve Jobs below.
Kutcher definitely has the look—now let’s see if he can pull of the performance. Here’s what producer Mark Hulme said about casting his lead:
“Since our film covers the early years of Apple, when Jobs was in his 20?s, we needed an actor who could carry not only the youthfulness of Jobs at the time but also the psychological complexity. Because of that, and Ashton’s physical similarities to Jobs, he’s perfect for our film… When Ashton read the script he was immediately attracted to the project. He is a Steve Jobs and Apple fan, and is technologically savvy, as well, so he recognized the historical importance of Steve Jobs and the potential of the project. He is very excited to have the role.”
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