Josh Gad is set to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak opposite Ashton Kutcher in 'Jobs: Get Inspired'.
Josh Gad is set to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 'Jobs: Get Inspired'.
The 'The Book of Mormon' star is in talks to join Ashton Kutcher - who has been confirmed to play technology mogul Steve Jobs - in the Joshua Michael Stern directed indie biopic which will follow the Apple corporation from 1971 to 2000, when Steve became the full time CEO of the company for a second time.
While Wozniak and Jobs were close, they had a fractious relationship as the engineer grew frustrated with Jobs' increasingly single-minded behaviour.
Producer Mark Hulme recently revealed he chose Ashton for the lead role because he can embody the character not only physically, but mentally too.
He said: ''Since our film covers The Early Years of Apple, when Jobs was in his 20s, 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.
''When Ashton read The Script he was immediately attracted to the project. He is a Steve Jobs and Apple fan, and is technologically savvy, as well, so he recognised the historical importance of Steve Jobs and the potential of the project. He is very excited to have the role.''