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?
all right and great job
Meh. Looks like a big, fat Bear and his Boy-Toy.
would've seen this movie. now, not.
Well, he looks exactly like Jobs from the 70's, so why not? (not that I would see the movie anyway)
Jonas Hill as Wozniak........
Wozniak weighed in alright, most likely at 400 or so pounds.
Hey guys, thanks for all the negative feeback and let me assure you that it is warranted. I was good in Punk'd and 70's show because it required no talent. But let's be honest, I've completely tanked everything else. 2 and half men ate it hard as soon as I got there. I'll be sure to try my best to tank this one too, atleast I sort of look like Jobs.
@Ashton no you don't look anything like Steve Jobs,he was a very s@xy man and well you're not,and he was a genius and well you're not.
You were also Adele. Try harder, please.
I was at work today and all I could think about was going home & licking my balls. I shaved them this weekend so they are going to be awesome feeling.
@Ball licking on yourself is impossible as fat as you are,you're just licking other men's balls right?
Would someone please tell ashton k to take off that stupid hat?
You're pathetic. Everyone knows you are non other than my fan "sadie's fan" my only friend.
Hey. That guy to the left sure looks like me. Where did they get my high school photo?
@Dicky4',I always knew you were good looking LMAO.
Kutcher will ruin this role, just like he has ruined 2.5men. Guaranteed. He should go back to doing Punk'd. -RY
Oh shut up. He is very handsome.
motion also supported by me
I think he will do a great job. He looks like Jobs and he can act.
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