There were a few raised eyebrows when Ashton Kutcher was cast as Steve Job in a new independent biopic – until pictures of the two of them at the same age were compared, and it suddenly made a lot more sense. However there will probably be fewer people who’ll wonder if Book of Mormon and Love & Other Drugs star Josh Gad will be a good fit for Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Jobs and ‘Woz’ first became friends as Hewlett Packard in 1970. While Wozniak wasn’t sure about Jobs’ idea of selling computers as fully assembled, off-the-shelf bits of kit, he eventually threw his lot in and the two set up Apple in 1976. That was the beginning of a 12-year business relationship, where it’s said the duo never became close friends, but did develop a bond that remained until the end of Jobs’ life.
Joshua Michael Stern is directing Jobs, which will follow Steve from his early, hippie days, through the founding of the enormous tech giant. Shooting will begin next month. (Source: Variety)