Josh Gad Likely to Play Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs Indie Film

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Progress continues on the independent film "Jobs", which will see Ashton Kutcher play the role of the Apple co-founder and CEO. According to Variety, actor Josh Gad is in talks to portray Steve Wozniak in the film, which will focus on the early days of Apple.

Written by Matt Whiteley, pic chronicles Steve Jobs from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple, where he became one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our time.

Gad is making a deal to play Wozniak, who created the Apple I computer and co-created the Apple II computer in the mid-1970s.

Gad is best known for his starring role in The Book of Mormon, a satirical Broadway musical from the creators of irreverent animated television show South Park. Gad has also held a number of other film, TV, and stage roles, and has occasionally served as a correspondent for The Daily Show.

Production on "Jobs" is reportedly set to begin next month. The film is a separate project from the upcoming Sony Pictures film based on Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs.

(Photo by Taylor Hill / Getty Images)

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108 months ago
Have a feeling this movie is going to suck. :rolleyes:

First movie pirate of silicon valley was enjoyable but this one is going to be painful.
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108 months ago

Have a feeling this movie is going to suck. :rolleyes:

First movie pirate of silicon valley was enjoyable but this one is going to be painful.


I think you may be right....BUT, let's be honest. Aren't we all going to see it anyway??? After all, we are registered users at MacRumors. Are any of us really going to let them make a movie about Steve Jobs and Apple which we won't see? I don't think so. I would see it if it were an animated cartoon made in a foreign language with subtitles. So, the Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad thing isn't so hard for me to take.

On the other hand, isn't Josh Gad a little TOO fat to play Woz from 1971 to 2000? The modern day version of Woz has the Josh Gad body habitus, but definitely not this 1970s version of Woz....

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108 months ago

Get Jack Black to play Woz.


I agree...if you want the movie to be a bust :)

Can't stand Jack Black, and anything he's played in...
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108 months ago
Get Jack Black to play Woz.
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108 months ago
oh, ok... NOW I get it

Ashton Krutcher as Steve Jobs...

Josh Gad as Wozniak...

... both sitcom / TV / comedians with little resemblance to the actual people they portray...

The only explanation... IT'LL BE A COMEDY/MUSICAL THAT WILL EVOLVE INTO A SITCOM SERIES!!!

So, here are some suggestions:


and Ed O'Neill or Michael Richards as Tim Cook...?

Although perhaps they should consider Cosmo Kramer as a candidate to play Woz's crazy scientist character...


So, who else can we cast for this (yet another post-Jobs money-maker) project? :D

cheers!

PS. must acknowledge Gad's great work in Broadway with The Book of Mormon (after a couple of not so great appearances in The Daily Show - perhaps because of the writers or the characters they gave him). Good for him he's getting new opportunities.
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108 months ago

Have a feeling this movie is going to suck. :rolleyes:

First movie pirate of silicon valley was enjoyable but this one is going to be painful.


Completely agree. Ashton Kutcher does not have the acting chops to play such a powerful business as Jobs. As soon as his casting was announced I lost what little faith I had in this project.
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