Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak trusts Ashton Kutcher to do a good job portraying his late friend and partner, Steve Jobs.
An upcoming biopic directed by "Swing Vote's" Joshua Michael Stern and based on a script by Matt Whiteley will feature Kutcher in the main role - the iconic Apple co-founder, CEO, and spiritual leader, Steve Jobs.
The news unsurprisingly spurred quite a few divided opinions. Some believe Kutcher is not of the same fabric, others are convinced he will do justice to the role thanks to his charm and charisma (not to mention that he does look a bit like the young Steve Jobs).
"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," Steve Wozniak 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."
"Everyone has their own idea of who they think could play Steve the best," Wozniak added. “[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."
Of course, while Wozniak doesn’t specifically state that he approves of the casting agencies’ decision, he doesn’t state any discontent either. Should Kutcher not have been fit for this role, in Wozniak’s view, the Apple co-founder would have dismissed the idea. After all, Jobs was his best friend.
To be noted that this biopic is not the one based on Walter Isaacson’s biography secured by Sony Pictures. The producers of that movie still have to decide between Noah Wyle and George Clooney, according to the latest chatter.