Josh Gad is all set to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak opposite Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in Joshua Michael Stern’s Jobs.
Woz became friends with Jobs when they both worked at Hewlett Packard in 1970. Jobs had an idea to sell a computer as a fully integrated unit – something which Wozniak wasn’t convinced would work. Thankfully Jobs convinced him and they both began to deleop prototypes for what would become the Apple I. Apple was founded in 1976 and were together in business for 12 years, though Wozniak did take time out following a plane crash in 1981.
He’s maintained that he and Jobs were not close friends, though he’s an important figure in Apple’s history. Stern’s film will follow Jobs from his days as a hippie student to the founding of Apple.
For those not familiar with Gad, he was last seen in Love And Other Drugs but has actually been spending more time treading the boards – earning a Tony Nomination for Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s The Book Of Mormon. He’s part of the voice cast for Ice Age: Continental Drift and will be in comedy drama Thanks For Sharing.