Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
The internet meme comparing Ashton Kutcher with Steve Jobs will soon turn into a weird reality in the indie biopic of the late Apple co-founder, Jobs: Get Inspired. (That’s a working title.) News of Kutcher’s casting, which hit on April 1, was assumed to be a joke at first, but Jobs producer Mark Hulme and director Joshua Michael Stern aren’t joking. Hulme said “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.”
Now the guys behind Jobs have chosen an actor to play Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Jobs. Their pick is Josh Gad, star of the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon.
Variety reports Gad’s casting, but we still don’t have much more info than that. Hulme said the film will draw from “a wealth of source material” and “the support of primary sources who knew him personally.”
Gad also co-created and is producing the NBC pilot 1600 Penn, a family comedy set in the White House. He also shot a role in Stuart Blumberg sex addiction comedy Thanks for Sharing, opposite Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow, and voiced characters in Ice Age: Continental Drift and Me and My Shadow.