Apple co-founder approves of Kutcher as Jobs
April 3rd, 2012
05:27 PM ET

Apple co-founder approves of Kutcher as Jobs

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?

Filed under: Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • movies

soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. peter

    all right and great job

    July 22, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. Facebook alternative


    April 4, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Observer

    Meh. Looks like a big, fat Bear and his Boy-Toy.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Gluevet

    would've seen this movie. now, not.

    April 4, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sully

    Well, he looks exactly like Jobs from the 70's, so why not? (not that I would see the movie anyway)

    April 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Linda Ann

    Jonas Hill as Wozniak........

    April 4, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ?

    Wozniak weighed in alright, most likely at 400 or so pounds.

    April 4, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  8. Ashton Kutcher

    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.

    April 4, 2012 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Salma T.

      @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.

      April 4, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Troll is obvious

      You were also Adele. Try harder, please.

      April 4, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  9. yep^

    nice feeling

    April 4, 2012 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  10. Richard Fore

    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.

    April 3, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BOL

    Would someone please tell ashton k to take off that stupid hat?

    April 3, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Frizty


    April 3, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Frizty

    You're pathetic. Everyone knows you are non other than my fan "sadie's fan" my only friend.

    April 3, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Richard Fore

    Hey. That guy to the left sure looks like me. Where did they get my high school photo?

    April 3, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. RebelYell

    Kutcher will ruin this role, just like he has ruined 2.5men. Guaranteed. He should go back to doing Punk'd. -RY

    April 3, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |

    motion also supported by me

    April 3, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Louie

    I think he will do a great job. He looks like Jobs and he can act.

    April 3, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |

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