April 3rd, 2012
05:27 PM ET
The reaction to Ashton Kutcher landing the role of Steve Jobs in an upcoming indie about the late visionary's early life and the founding of Apple ranged from confused ("So its a comedy?") to displeased ("Zombie Steve Jobs won't let this happen") to hopeful ("Kutcher is just nuts enough to be a good match for the role").
And since the casting news broke Sunday, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has weighed in, and he says he's supports the decision.
"The fear that many might have is that Ashton was selected because he's 'hot' right now. But I feel that his selection was done in the most professional manner," he told TMZ in a statement. "And I'm glad that he's onboard. I think he'll put a lot into it and that he cares about this particular subject."
Kutcher's been tasked with portraying Jobs as he transitioned from "wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple," industry publication Variety reported. Production on the film, titled "Jobs," is expected to begin in May, while Kutcher is on hiatus from CBS' "Two and a Half Men."
"Jobs" will be directed by "Swing Vote's" Joshua Michael Stern, based on a script penned by Matt Whiteley.
"Everyone has their own idea of who they think could play Steve the best," Wozniak said in his statement. However, "I look at the casting agencies and directors who are experts at casting. I trust that they considered all the relevant factors and made the best selection."
And while we're talking about casting - who do you think should play Wozniak?
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